Mark Bocek vs. Ben Henderson in the works for UFC 129

by John Morgan and Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie.com
 

A lightweight bout between rising contender Mark Bocek and former WEC champ Ben Henderson  is in the works for the April 30 UFC 129 event.

A source close to the negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com verbal agreements are in place for the fight. Specific fighter representatives couldn't be reached.

The bout marks Henderson's debut in the UFC.

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Grendelplata site profile image  

5/1/11 3:19 PM by Grendelplata

p4pSilvaReemAldo 1/4/11 3:05 PM Smooth will win every fight on his way to seizing the LW title. Clay would have a better chance than Bocek does.

BradGluckman site profile image  

5/1/11 3:04 PM by BradGluckman

 ttt

BradGluckman site profile image  

1/4/11 7:04 PM by BradGluckman

Bendo submitted Gil Melendez beat Bill Copper and several BB at GQ several years back and he was just a blue at the time his ground game is much better now

Top Team site profile image  

1/4/11 6:56 PM by Top Team

Danzing was almost three years ago and mark was about 6-7 fights into his career when that fight took place.

p4pSilvaReemAldo site profile image  

1/4/11 3:05 PM by p4pSilvaReemAldo

Smooth will win every fight on his way to seizing the LW title. Clay would have a better chance than Bocek does.

tjmitch site profile image  

1/4/11 2:57 PM by tjmitch

Agreed.

BradGluckman site profile image  

1/4/11 2:50 PM by BradGluckman

Bendo submitted Gil Melendez beat Bill Copper and about 3 other black belt at GQuest a few years ago Boceck is very good but he is not leagues above guys Henderson has grappled before

dogfb site profile image  

1/4/11 2:44 PM by dogfb

 WAR BOCEK!

simms site profile image  

1/4/11 2:22 PM by simms

Mark is a totally different fighter than when he fought Danzig, which is obvious to see looking at his last 5 or 6 fights. Also Bocek is one of the biggest lightweights that I've met.

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1/4/11 2:18 PM by sside maurice

"And who exactly has Benderson beat that's better than Bocek?" It's hard to say because so few sites rank the LW division all the way down to Bocek. The first one I found (via Google) has Bocek ranked under Cerrone and Roller:http://www.fightmagazine.com/mma-rankings/mma-lightweight-rankings.aspYou'll recall that Henderson beat Cerrone twice (most recently by 1st round sub) and beat Roller by 1st round TKO. At the moment, Bocek is ranked higher than Varner (given his winless streak) but that probably wasn't the case when Henderson finished him. I don't see how you can have Bocek as the clear-cut favorite without taking the extreme minority position that Mac Danzig is much better than all of the top WEC guys. I guess we can talk about style matchups but, like I said, Henderson's wrestling advantage presents a problem. Sorry, I don't give bonus points for "being Canadian."



 

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