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“UFC On Fox: Henderson Vs. Diaz” Results

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Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert

Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s event. We open up action on Facebook, as bantamweights Scott Jorgensen (13-6) and John Albert (7-3) square off. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Stiff inside leg kick from Jorgensen, as Albert launches a combo. Jorgensen shoots, Albert grabs an arm and begins work on a possible armbar. However, Jorgensen gets out and takes control with the takedown. Elbow to the face by Jorgensen inside the guard, but it allows Albert to lock him up. Jorgensen’s corner telling him to work the body, as he does. Albert, however, sweeps and takes the back of Jorgensen. Both hooks are in for Albert, but Jorgensen gets up and slams Albert down, landing inside a possible triangle. Jorgensen back on top and lands a nice elbow. Stiff elbow directly to the face by Jorgensen. And another elbow by Jorgensen. Albert gets his legs around Jorgensen’s head in a triangle, as Albert pulls down, squeezing hard. Jorgensen trying to fight out of it as we go under two minutes. Jorgensen gets out, going right into side control. What an incredible attempted submission by Albert, and an even better job by Jorgensen to fight out of it. Body shots by Jorgensen, who grabs and pushes Albert back to the mat. Jorgensen to the back as we go under 10 seconds in an action-packed round and Jorgensen gets the tap as the buzzer sounds. Both Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan scream, “Wow,” and that was exactly a “WOW” moment.

Scott Jorgensen def. John Albert via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 1

Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan

We begin the FX prelims with featherweights Dennis Siver (20-8) and Nam Phan (18-10) doing battle. The third man inside the Octagon will be Anthony Hamlett.

Round 1: Siver goes to work with the inside kicks, and lands a swift left jab. Phan with a huge overhand right attempt that misses. Straight power right by Siver, who backs Phan up, and Siver proceeds to come right in with a kick/punch combo. Siver is throwing some bombs right now, landing a left to the face. Another right lands, followed by a kick from Siver. Stiff right courtesy of Siver, who is just teeing off right now. Spinning back kick by Siver lands. Head kick just misses from Siver, who has landed over 30 significant strikes just two-plus minutes into the fight. Phan lands a left and keeps moving, but catches a right directly to the face. Another spinning back kick attempt by Siver, who sweeps Phan to the ground with a single-leg attempt. Body kick by Siver, who shoots and grabs for another takedown. Siver has not stopped attacking as we go under 30 seconds in this round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siver

Round 2: Siver starts right back where he left off, throwing a strike, a kick and a jab off the bat. Phan with a big strike that nearly floors Siver, but Phan slips on an attack by Siver. Siver throws a combo, but Phan answers with an uppercut. Siver nearly floors Phan again, but the veteran of TUF continues to stand tall. Front-kick by Siver to the chest of Phan. Spinning back kick, a third, lands to the head area of Phan, and Siver grabs a takedown, moving into side control. Siver with an elbow to the face inside the guard. Siver continues to land shots to the face of Phan, holding him to the mat and controlling him. Siver has Phan’s arm tied up and is teeing off on his face with several uncontested rights. Under 50 seconds to go, Siver back into side control after a hip escape attempt by Phan. Siver continues to execute precise ground-and-pound on Phan.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siver

Round 3: Siver in complete control of this one as we head to the final five minutes of action. Siver drops down and pushes Phan to the ground. Phan hints at an armbar, but is unable to get it and Siver moves to side control. Siver peppering Phan, as he looks for a head-and-arm choke. Siver, instead, ends up in mount but is unable to stay there, as Phan gets it to half-guard. Siver teeing off again, landing several lefts to the face of Phan. Siver dropping elbows now in the guard, following up with straight lefts. More elbows, including one to the jaw, by Siver. Less than a minute to go, as Siver has landed over 100 ground strikes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Siver

Dennis Siver def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25, 30-26)

Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Trujillo

We head to the lightweight ranks, as former college wrestling standout Marcus LeVesseur (22-8) takes on Abel Trujillo (9-4). LeVesseur replaced Tim Means, who was forced out of the fight after suffering a fall in a sauna prior to weigh-ins on Friday. The referee will be Anthony Hamlett.

Round 1: LeVesseur with a stiff kick and goes for a quick takedown, getting it and putting Trujillo on the mat. Trujillo gets back, as LeVesseur holds him against the fence. LeVesseur working for another takedown, as Trujillo fights it off with elbows and punches while defending. Trujillo catches LeVesseur with a left coming in, and LeVesseur goes right back to work on a takedown. Crowd, and Trujillo, appear to be getting restless by the lack of action, as LeVesseur continues to try for a takedown. Trujillo just teeing off with body shots, as LeVesseur drops to the ground for a brief second. Trujillo lands a knee as LeVesseur goes for a takedown and pounces, as Trujillo lands several more shots to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Trujillo

Round 2: Trujillo landed 72 strikes in the opening round, missing on just a handful as LeVesseur only tries for takedowns. Trujillo grabs a choke, but LeVesseur rolls, however, Trujillo winds up on his back and moves to a North-South choke position. LeVesseur slips out, but Trujillo takes the back. Another knee by Trujillo and he winds up on top. Appears that the right eye of LeVesseur is swollen shut, likely from that knee at the end of the first. Trujillo lands some big rights and takes the back again of LeVesseur. On the way up, Trujillo catches LeVesseur. A right sends LeVesseur flying back, as LeVesseur goes for a single-leg takedown and is denied by Trujillo. Hard knee to the body by Trujillo, who lands a pair of knees to the body, and another. Trujillo is holding LeVesseur down and striking his body with just over a minute to go. After another series of strikes, this one is all over.

Abel Trujillo def. Marcus LeVesseur via TKO (knees to the body) at 3:56 of Round 2

Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

We’ll have a catch-weight bout next, as Daron Cruickshank (11-2) faces off with Henry Martinez (9-2). Martinez came in two pounds over and will forfeit 20-percent of his purse to Cruickshank. Anthony Hamlett will be the referee.

Round 1: Martinez catches Cruickshank, and goes for a single-leg right away. The two separate after Martinez is unable to get the takedown. Nothing but lefts and rights from both fighters, as Martinez goes for another takedown. Martinez gives up the takedown and unloads with lefts and rights, and Cruickshank answers. Cut on the forehead of Martinez, and Cruickshank lands an uppercut and just misses a spinning wheel-kick. Cruickshank hurts Martinez with a kick to the body, and follows up with two more. Cruickshank unloading with rights, and lands a punt-like kick to the body. Martinez comes off the fence, almost like a zombie, and fires off some strikes on Cruickshank. Another kick to the body by Cruickshank, as the ref gets props for letting Martinez stay in this one. Nasty kick to the leg by Cruickshank. Again, Cruickshank lands a kick that nearly floors Martinez and even brings the ref flying in. However, Martinez is still standing and we’ll go to the second, somehow.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Cruickshank

Round 2: Martinez going for a takedown right off the bat, but Cruickshank doing a great job of fighting it off. Cruickshank spins away and lands a knee to the body. Quick kick to the body by Cruickshank. Martinez with a left-right combo, and Cruickshank counters. Straight right lands by Cruickshank. Slower pace, as Cruickshank appears to want to conserve energy. Front-leg side-kick by Cruickshank lands to the body of Martinez. And just like that, Cruickshank lands a kick to the side of the head and Martinez drops, throwing his hands in the air. What a finish by Cruickshank, who threw his own hands up after delivering the kick and completed a standing back-flip.

Daron Cruickshank def. Henry Martinez via KO (head kick) at 2:57 of Round 2

Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor

We have a pair of Ultimate Fighter veterans squaring off next, as TUF finalist Ramsey Nijem (6-2) faces Joe Proctor (8-1). The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Like every other fight so far tonight, these two come right out. Nijem goes for a takedown and Proctor grabs the neck, working for a guillotine. Proctor controlling the action, but does not have the choke locked in anymore. They square off and unload on each other, throwing lefts and rights. Nijem misses an overhand right attempt. Jumping front-kick to the body by Nijm floors Proctor, and Nijem pounces, taking the back and throwing lefts and rights to the face of Proctor. Nijem missed a first attempt at the jumping kick, but went right for it and connected. Two-plus minutes left, and Nijem breaks Proctor down and takes the back. Blood pouring from the mouth area and Nijem mounts for a brief second. Nijem goes for a takedown and Proctor grabs hold of neck. Nijem drops down and transitions to the back, getting a hook in and moving to the back completely. Proctor rolls and gets to his feet, but eats a stiff jab. Proctor catches Nijem with a combo, and Proctor moves to side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nijem

Round 2: Proctor walks through a left from Nijem, who misses a jumping kick of his own. Proctor counters and connects, and walks through another of Nijem’s strikes. Overhand right by Nijem, followed by a left jab, and Nijem appears to have a strong confidence going with his striking right now. Nijem gets countered, and nearly losses his mouthpiece. Proctor going for a submission, as Nijem takes him to the ground. Proctor unable to get the hold, and Nijem winds up in the guard. Proctor attempts a triangle, but Nijem stands up. Front-choke attempt by Proctor, pushing Nijem against the cage and squeezing hard. A minute left, and Proctor still controlling the action with a front-choke attempt.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Proctor

Round 3: Nijem kicks the lead leg out of Proctor, as he follows with a body shot and an overhand right. Nijem tries for a takedown, but Proctor winds up on his back for a second. Proctor going for a potential armbar/kimura, but is unable to at this point. Nijem working for a potential submission of his own, as he takes the back of Proctor. Proctor explodes up after eating a few punches and attempts a guillotine, but Nijem blocks it and winds up on top. Proctor slips to the back and is going for a kimura, moves to an armbar with just under two minutes to go. Nijem works out of it and begins unloading. Nijem controlling the action, as Proctor tries to make something happen. Twenty seconds to go, and Nijem unloads on Proctor, landing several big strikes and knees to the body. A strong finish between the two to conclude this one.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nijem

Ramsey Nijem def. Joe Proctor via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Easton vs. Raphael Assuncao

Bantamweights enter the Octagon next, as Mike Easton (13-1) looks to remain undefeated in the UFC against Raphael Assuncao (18-4). The referee will be Steve Newport.

Round 1: Spinning kick to the body by Easton, as Assuncao counters with a jab. A training session between Easton, Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson would be something to see, as all three are guys that seem to never get tired. Easton with a quick, inside leg kick. Easton with a big right, as Assuncao appears to be looking to play the counter game. Another spinning kick attempt by Easton, but this one misses. Easton throws a combo at Assuncao, who moves out of the way. Nice left jab lands by Assuncao, who throws a kick to the body and a head kick that just misses. Overhand right by Easton, who has been hit with some solid kicks by Easton. Assuncao goes for a takedown, but Easton fights it off and remains upright with just under a minute to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Easton

Round 2: Assuncao misses with a spinning kick, and Easton tries to follow up. Easton is unable to do much damage, though, and they exchange leg kicks. Uppercut lands by Assuncao, as Easton answers. Counter right by Assuncao lands, as the Brazilian has done a nice job of changing styles and tempos to keep Easton off balance. Easton is wincing, as he says he got poked in the eye. Easton with a leg kick, and Assuncao answers back and lands a jab-combo. Easton catches a knee below the belt and we have a break in action. Upon review, Easton was not poked in the eye, he was punched directly in the eye. Ouch! And Joe Rogan goes off on his rant once again about low blows. Assuncao with a hook that lands and we go under a minute. Front-kick connects by Assuncao, who follows up and Easton shoots. Assuncao defends and remains upright.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Round 3: Easton’s corner told him to attack this round, and he is doing that early on. Assuncao staying away and countering everything Easton throws at him. Kick by Easton is countered by Assuncao’s straight jab. Combo from Assuncao connects. Assuncao goes for a takedown, tying up Easton, dropping levels and working a single-leg. Easton unable to fight it off, but springs quickly up and they square back off. Uppercut by Assuncao lands as Easton tries to hit a combo. Under a minute to go and Easton likely needs a finish to push his win streak to nine.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao def. Mike Easton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards

We’ve reached our prelim main event, as lightweights Jeremy Stephens (20-8) and Yves Edwards (41-18-1) finally square off. The two were scheduled to meet earlier this year, but Stephens was arrested on an outstanding warrant and forced out of the fight. Steve Newport will be the referee.

Round 1: Stephens comes flying in with a knee, but Edwards moves out of the way. Heavy right by Stephens misses, but a second does not. Edwards goes for a choke, but is unable to keep it. Strike connects by Stephens to Edwards, as Stephens throws another heavy right. Straight right by Stephens clips Edwards, who connects with a body shot. Stephens blocks a head kick attempt by Edwards. Another body shot from Stephens. Edwards counters Stephens and drops him, finishing him with a flurry on the mat. Counter right from Edwards connected, and he finished it with an elbow that knocked Stephens out.

Yves Edwards def. Jeremy Stephens via TKO (strikes) at 1:55 of Round 1


Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown

We’ve reached the main card for the evening, as welterweights Mike Swick (15-4) and Matt Brown (15-11) open things up on Fox. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Brown staying tight, and now comes in and eats a left from Swick. Swick with a right, but Brown pushes him away. Swick hints at a takedown but stops short. Brown goes for a takedown and gets it, dropping down and holding the neck of Swick. Brown has the right arm grasped of Swick, going for a choke and Swick is rolling, but rolls right into it. Brown appears to have it locked in tight, as Swick is looking for a way to break free. Under three minutes to go, and Brown is forced to release the hold. Swick now in guard, landing some nice, quick shots to the side of the head. Brown controlling the wrist, looking for a possible triangle choke now, but Swick seems to know that. Brown, however, throws a leg up and gets a triangle choke locked in, pulling the right arm and squeezing tight. The two are folded together like a pretzel right now, and we go under a minute. Both are working carefully, as Swick breaks free and is now going for a guillotine choke of his own. Brown hurts Swick with a vicious right and the first round is over.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brown

Round 2: Swick looking to use the left to start this round of action, as Brown comes in with a left of his own. Brown with an elbow that connects to the face of Swick. Swick ties things up and lands some nice knees inside the clinch, as Brown pushes him back against the fence. Knee by Brown now, who is working inside the clinch, and lands a right as well. Swick now with Brown held up against the fence. Swick working the left jab. Brown continues to push the pace, walking right into Swick and dropping him with a right. This one is over, as we have another highlight-reel knockout courtesy of Brown. It was a left-hook, right-hand combo that finished off Swick.

Matt Brown def. Mike Swick via KO (left-hook/right-hand) at 2:31 of Round 2

Rory MacDonald vs. BJ Penn

The first of our three featured bouts is next, as welterweight contender Rory MacDonald (13-1) welcomes former UFC champion BJ Penn (16-8-2) back to the Octagon. These two have had some intense moments over the past few days. Herb Dean will be the referee.

Round 1: No touch of gloves by these two, as Penn is stuffed on a takedown attempt after catching a knee from MacDonald. The bigger MacDonald pushes Penn up against the fence. Knee to the body inside the clinch by Penn. MacDonald catches Penn with a left, as Penn counters with a right. MacDonald using his reach advantage right now, keeping Penn at bay. Modified head-kick by MacDonald, and another that graces the chin of Penn. Penn comes in and goes low-high to catch MacDonald. Straight jab by Penn connects. Penn gets inside the reach has a single-leg, takes MacDonald down for a brief moment, but can’t keep him down. Body shot by MacDonald lands. Straight jab from Penn connects. MacDonald drops and tries for a single-leg, but Penn shakes him off. Penn is hurt, as he wobbles back and forth but stays upright. MacDonald caught him with something quick, and lands a kick. MacDonald to the body, and Penn counters with a right. Superman punch by MacDonald and he ties Penn up against the fence as we go under 10 seconds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Round 2: Again, MacDonald using his reach advantage to start this round, picking Penn apart. Penn continues to move forward, and catches MacDonald on the chin. Penn covers to avoid a flurry by MacDonald. Combo right-front kick from MacDonald, who looks at ease. Straight jab from MacDonald catches Penn, as does a kick to the body. Penn with a combo, but MacDonald lands a left. Another spinning head kick thrown at Penn by the Canadian. MacDonald lands with another shot to the body and Herb Dean looks to step in. Penn keeps standing, but is absorbing a lot of punishment. Head kick by MacDonald, body shot and Penn answers with a left. MacDonald has Penn pinned in the corner and is just picking him apart with rights, lefts and kicks. MacDonald drops and hits the body again, hard. Heavy breathing by Penn, who is trying to fight back towards the center of the cage. MacDonald shuffling his feet, talking trash to Penn and he takes him down with 30 seconds to go in the round. Little damage done inside the guard as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Round 3: This could very well be the final five minutes of Penn’s fighting career, as MacDonald has picked him apart through two rounds. The doctor looked over the left eye of Penn, but things will continue on. MacDonald back to using his reach, as Penn charges in and eats a kick for his effort. Penn locks up MacDonald and gets a takedown with a trip. MacDonald, however, gets right back up and lands a kick to the body of Penn. Body shot by MacDonald, who slips on another spinning kick attempt. MacDonald has landed over 100 significant strikes with three minutes to go, while Penn has connected on just over 20. Elbow to the face by MacDonald. Switch kick to the body courtesy of MacDonald. Off a takedown attempt, MacDonald lands a back-elbow to the face of Penn. Body shot by Penn, and a nice left lands from Penn, as well. Another head-kick by MacDonald as we go under a minute. Left-hook from MacDonald, along with another elbow to the head.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for MacDonald

Rory MacDonald def. BJ Penn via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson

We’ve reached the co-main event, as light heavyweight contenders Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-6) and Alexander Gustafsson (14-1) do battle. The bout could determine the next contender to the 205-pound title. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Gustafsson using his reach advantage early, much like Rory MacDonald just did to BJ Penn. Gustafsson drops Rua and pounces, attacking him with strikes. Rua rolls and grabs a heel, working an ankle lock or a heel hook, but Gustafsson is able to get out. My HD feed just went out so it’s tough to tell, experiencing some bad weather here in the Midwest it sounds like. Rua with Gustafsson up against the cage and goes for the lock again, but is unable to get it this time. Right uppercut from Gustafsson, who nearly picks Rua up and slams him to the mat. Rua goes for another lock, but Gustafsson scurries away. Rua with a takedown and into control as Gustafsson backs up against the fence and stands up. High knee to the chest by Rua, who spins Gustafsson around and throws a left. Knee to the face by the Swede. Another knee connects by Gustafsson. Rua catches Gustafsson behind the ear as he tries to spin away. For every one strike landed by Rua, Gustafsson looks to be landing two or three. Gustafsson working hard for a takedown, but Rua not allowing it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson

Round 2: Rua lands a big right, but is unable to follow up. For his biggest fight, Gustafsson appears very relaxed, not rushing anything and avoiding any serious damage from Rua. Gustafsson ducks a punch and drops down for a takedown, pushing Rua up against the fence. Rua goes for a trip, but Gustafsson winds up on top. Gustafsson working the body inside the guard and the Swede stands up, wanting nothing to do with a ground game right now. Rua lands a left, and Gustafsson falls against the fence, but quickly gets back to his feet. Gustafsson drops again and gets the takedown. Rua works to take the back and Gustafsson quickly to his feet. Knees to the chin of Rua by Gustafsson. A minute to go in the round, and Gustafsson with a heavy right-knee combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson

Round 3: Another knee courtesy of Gustafsson, who appears to be in complete control of this one. Gustafsson takes the back after a wild scramble, locks in a hook and Rua rolls, winding up in the guard. Rua kicks out and gets to his feet. Nice kick to the body by Gustafsson. Rua fakes a left and comes with a right that lands. Gustafsson gets an easy takedown off a wild miss by Rua, who appears to have some swelling on his face. Rua up against the fence and Gustafsson is picking him apart, gets another takedown and lands a knee to the head. Two minutes to go and Gustafsson with another right-knee combo. He’s turned up his offense this round, moving with ease and landing at will. Rua comes out swinging as we go under a minute. Front-kick lands to the chin of Rua, but he doesn’t wilt.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Benson Henderson (c) vs. Nate Diaz for the UFC lightweight championship

We’ve arrived at the main event for the evening, as UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (17-2) defends his title against Nate Diaz (16-7). Herb Dean will be the referee.

Round 1: No touch of gloves, just some intense, mean-mugging by both fighters. Henderson starts with a kick to the leg, and Diaz throws his hands in the air in typical Diaz brother fashion. Henderson misses on another leg kick, slips and Diaz takes the back, working for a takedown. Nice knee to the body by Diaz, and another, as Henderson switches things up. Diaz with short punches and Henderson with knees to the body inside the clinch. Now, Diaz with knees to the body. Henderson has under-hooks, looking for a takedown, but Diaz fights it off. Henderson goes for a single-leg, and gets the takedown with a trip as Diaz goes for a submission. Henderson quickly pulls himself out of the reach, looking to land some ground-and-pound. Diaz rolls over and Henderson takes the back, as Diaz gets to his feet. Henderson kicks the lead leg out from under Diaz. Exchange of knees inside the clinch. Henderson avoiding most of the strikes by Diaz, and he ties things up and lands a knee to the body.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 2: Henderson continues to kick that lead leg out from under Diaz. Henderson with a takedown and unloading on Diaz, who stands up after eating a few punches. Henderson with a vicious knee to the body, and he ties Diaz up. Diaz hints at a guillotine, but doesn’t go for it. Elbow to the face by Henderson, who remains in control two minutes into this round. Another elbow from Henderson lands to the head of Diaz. Diaz appears to be backing a little, not quite as hands-down, taunting as usual. Another kick to the lead leg of Diaz by Henderson. Huge left by Henderson drops Diaz, who is covering up on the ground with Henderson throwing bombs at him from all angles. Henderson takes the back, gets a hook in, but Diaz stands back up. Henderson trying a body-lock/trip attempt, but Diaz blocks it. Shoulder to the face by Henderson, who has dominated this round. Another huge left from Henderson connects as we go under a minute. Trip takedown by Diaz, but Henderson quickly gets to his feet, avoiding any damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Henderson

Round 3: Henderson continues to kick the lead leg out from under Diaz, following up whenever he can. Diaz lands a nice combo, and looks to be throwing his punches with more precision. Henderson gets a takedown and Diaz tries to tie up a leg. Diaz rolls and Henderson takes the back, again, for a brief moment. Another takedown by Henderson, who unloads with a big left-right combo. Diaz pulls guard, looking for a submission, as Henderson moves carefully to advance. Diaz kicking the leg of Henderson from the ground. Henderson drops down and lands an elbow, and Diaz ties him up. Diaz attempting to secure an ankle, and both men go for leg-locks. Henderson gets out of it and takes the back, working for a potential rear-naked choke but is unable to get it. A great scramble by both fighters, and Diaz winds up with the leg again. Henderson is doing the splits, and Diaz throws a middle finger at Henderson, forcing Fox to go away from the action. Henderson floors Diaz again, and moves to attack.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 4: Henderson back in control, getting Diaz to the mat and working him with punches to the face. Another takedown by Henderson, who moves to side control. Henderson coming down with punches to the body as we approach the two-minute mark. Diaz going for a kimura, but Henderson gets his arm back and lands a hammer-fist to the head of Diaz. All Henderson this round, as he has controlled the action with his wrestling.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 5: Diaz likely to pull out everything this round, as he has to know he is well behind on the scorecards. Henderson with a wild miss, but pushes Diaz up against the fence. Henderson and Diaz clinched up against the fence, with Diaz obviously looking to get something locked in. Henderson gets the takedown, and the back for a brief moment. Henderson hammering down with rights, lefts and elbows as Diaz covers up. Henderson with more punches to the face, as Diaz stands up. Henderson has landed over 100 more significant strikes than Diaz at this point. Diaz gets a takedown, but Henderson scrambles out and winds up on top. Henderson hammering again to the head of Diaz, hitting him with everything he has. Henderson throws his hands up as we approach 10 seconds, with Diaz taunting him.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Benson Henderson def. Nate Diaz via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the UFC lightweight championship