Former UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson wants to fight Rafael Dos Anjos for his first fight back since losing his belt to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164.
In a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour,” Henderson discussed his interest in fighting Dos Anjos.
“Who we want to ask to fight next, we are kind of leaning towards Rafael dos Anjos. We think it would be a good fight with him,” Henderson explained.
Dos Anjos has been fighting in the UFC since 2008 and has established a UFC record of 9-4. He is currently riding a five-fight winning streak.
The UFC has yet to announce an official opponent for Henderson’s return, and whether the UFC matchmakers think Dos Anjos is a good match up for Henderson is currently unknown.
What is clear is that Henderson wants another shot at Pettis. He has repeatedly stated that he wants to fight Pettis again, and he knows he needs to rack up some wins before he’s considered for a title shot.