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Henderson vs. Thatch: FN 60 Main Card Preview

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(Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffedine was initially supposed to serve as the headlining matchup of UFC Fight Night 60. Replacing an injured Saffedine, Benson Henderson stepped up to face Brandon Thatch to serve as the new headline event of the evening. Here are the main card matchups of FN 60.

Henderson vs. Thatch

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(Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson)

Benson Henderson (21-5) is a former WEC and UFC lightweight champion. This will be Benson Henderson’s first fight in his move up from lightweight to welterweight. In his last 5 fights, “Bendo” is 2-3, coming off of a 1st round KO loss to Rafael dos Anjos and a unanimous decision loss to Donald Cerrone. Brandon Thatch (11-1) is on an impressive 10-fight winning streak heading into FN 60. A win over an impressive name like Henderson would catapult his ranking. Henderson, on the other hand, would love to snap a 2-fight skid in his welterweight debut.

Holloway vs. Miller

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(Max Holloway, Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

At featherweight, Max Holloway (11-3) is an exciting 2-time fight bonus winner. His last 4 consecutive victories have come by 3 TKO’s and one submission. He faces multiple-time TUF winner Cole Miller, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with am impressive 15 submission finishes of his 21 victories.

Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto

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(Niel Magny in UFC 179)

Neil Magny (13-3) fights Kiichi Kunimoto in the second welterweight bout on the main card of the evening. Neil Magny has been one of the busiest men in the business, tying the UFC record for most wins in a calendar year at 5 victories in 2014. Kunimoto (18-5-2) is a Pancrase veteran and former welterweight champion of Japan’s HEAT organization. He is the more experienced opponent facing the hot streak fighter.

Kelly vs. Walsh

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(Daniel Kelly weighs in at UFC Fight Night 55)

Melbourne’s Dan Kelly (8-0) faces Patrick Walsh at middleweight. Dan Kelly is a former olympian judoka with a record that boasts 7 finishes out of his 8 career victories. Patrick Walsh is a TUF winner making his second showing in the octagon coming off of 2 consecutive decision wins.

Prazeres vs. Lee

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(Michel Prazeres takes his opponent’s back)

Michel Prazeres (18-1) meets Kevin Lee (9-1) at lightweight on the main card. Prazeres is an impressive Brazilian prospect with a 2-1 record in the UFC. Kevin Lee is a TUF winner 19 with NCAA wrestling expertise.

Borg vs. Kelades

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(UFC Fight Night 43-Borg attempts a guillotine on Howell)

Ray Borg (7-1) fights Chris Kelades (8-1) in the flyweight division of the evening’s main card. Borg is 1-1 in the UFC, coming off of a rear-naked choke finish of Shane Howell. Chris Kelades is 1-0 in the UFC, and riding a 2-fight winning streak into FN 60.

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Kurt Tellez is a Southern California-based writer and musician. He first developed a passion for writing and literature in high school that carried through to the completion of a B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton in 2013. Inspired by Joseph Conrad, Emily Dickinson, Alan Moore and Hunter S. Thompson, he has pursued a career in writing through contributions to online magazine publications, blogging, and social media management. His musical studies began at thirteen, and has since played in garage bands, concert bands and jazz bands everywhere from Honolulu to The Matthew Street Beatles Festival in Liverpool. Kurt has followed MMA since becoming an avid listener of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. Inspired by Eddie Bravo's appearances on the show, he became a member of Tenth Planet Jiu-Jitsu in 2014.