Twitter reacts to Benson beating Khabilov


Benson Henderson earned his first submission win in the Octagon, via rear naked choke over Rustam Khabilov, at 1:17 of the fourth round, at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

(21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) held on to his position as one of the UFC’s top lightweights with a fourth-round submission victory over Rustam Khabilov (17-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 42 main event at Albuquerque, N.M.’s Tingley Coliseum.

Ben Fowlkes @benfowlkesMMA Greg Jackson speaking English to Khabilov in a Russian accent? Huh. Okay.

Ramsey Nijem @RamseyNijem
When did Greg Jackson get the worse Russian accent ever?

Sarah Kaufman @mmasarah
I just learned that Greg jackson has an accent...who knew he spoke Russian-English!

Derek Brunson @DerekBrunsonMMA
What the hell Ben Henderson never gets tired, this dude is not human !!!

Vinny Magalhaes @VinnyMMA

Sarah Kaufman @mmasarah
Henderson lands an inverted jab then cross that stuns khabilov. jumps on his back and gets the Rnc

Mike Chiappetta MMA ‏@MikeChiappetta
At time of stoppage, scores were 29-28, 29-28 for Khabilov (Levi Martinez & Marcos Rosales) and 28-29 for Henderson (Sal D'Amato).

MiddleEasy ‏@MiddleEasy
Just posted: "Jesus Christ Chokes Out a Dagestani-Russian (Through Bendo's Hands)

Brian Stann  @BrianStann
Wow. Excellent performance by Bendo, needed that finish to stay in title convo

Luke Thomas @SBNLukeThomas
A little too much, too soon for Khabilov, but I'm still impressed with his skill development.

Rustam Khabilov ‏@RustamTheTiger
Thanks for all the great fan I'll be back strong

Eduardo Toledo ‏@Dudu_Toledo
Hey @danawhite What about Bendo x @RdosAnjosMMA ?!?! @kings_mma

Damon Martin ‏@DamonMartin
Fights I'd like to see after tonight - Bendo vs. Nurmagomedov - Sanchez/Pearson 2, Dodson vs. the winner of Johnson/Bagautinov

Josh Gross ‏@yay_yee
So @BensonHenderson vs. @TeamKhabib make sense? Henderson just beat Nurmagomedov's old friend in Rustam. Like that as a title eliminator.

roland delorme UFC @rolanddelorme1
Beautiful finish now I can finally go to bed

HIGHLIGHTS: Benson Henderson finishes Rustam Khabilov via rear-naked choke

Photo by Esther Lin: Photographer

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Recent Comments »

Wasa-B site profile image  

6/8/14 12:40 PM by Wasa-B

Mike Chiappetta MMA ?@MikeChiappettaAt time of stoppage, scores were 29-28, 29-28 for Khabilov (Levi Martinez & Marcos Rosales) and 28-29 for Henderson (Sal D'Amato).- wtf?

orcus site profile image  

6/8/14 12:38 PM by orcus

I'm surprised Khabilov was ahead on the cards. I thought Bendo clearly won the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

El Duderino site profile image  

6/8/14 12:29 PM by El Duderino

I agree with Josh Gross and Damon Martin. Bendo vs Khabib for shot at winner of Pettis vs Gil.

ep915 site profile image  

6/8/14 11:31 AM by ep915

Inverted jab? thats actually called an uppercut lol


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