Henderson returns to action against Khabilov


Posted at Mar 19 2014 08:33 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2014 04:34 AM

MANILA – Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will fight Rustam Khabilov in a UFC Fight Night event on June 7 in Alburquerque, New Mexico, ESPN.com reported.

Henderson is fighting for the second time since losing his title to Anthony Pettis in August 2013. He is coming off a decision win against Josh Thomson in January.

Meanwhile, Khabilov is seeking his seventh consecutive win, and fourth inside the Octagon.

The Henderson-Khabilov fight will be the main event of the UFC Fight Night card, ESPN said.

The card will be held at the Tingley Coliseum.