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Benson Henderson To Face Jorge Masvidal At UFC Fight Night 63

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The planned Bobby Green-Jorge Masvidal fight as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 63 was short lived, as Green suffered an injury.

Benson Henderson will step in and meet Masvidal at the April 4 event in Virginia. Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas are set for the main event role. Green suffered a torn quadriceps injury, according to the promotion.

Henderson (21-5) suffered his second straight loss this past weekend to Donald Cerrone and is stuck in the first losing streak of his career. He was knocked out by Rafael dos Anjos last August after winning two straight.

Masvidal (28-8) has won three in a row since a 2013 decision loss to Rustam Khabilov, including decisions over Pat Healy and Daron Cruickshank.

Below is the current lineup:

Featherweight: Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal

Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Ferreira

Heavyweight: Timothy Johnson vs. Shamil Abdurahimov

Female Bantamweight: Liz Carmouche vs. Lauren Murphy