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UFC Announces Plans For June Card In New Mexico

UFC Announces Plans For June Card In New Mexico

The UFC will be coming to the backyard of famed MMA gym Jackson-Winkeljohn in June, as Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov will meet at UFC Fight Night.

The card, which was first announced by The Albuquerque Journal, will take place June 7 from the Tingley Coliseum.

Henderson vs. Khabilov will be the main event, and is the only bout to have been announced for the card.

“Smooth,” a former UFC lightweight champion, agreed to take on Khabilov via Twitter after he defeated Josh Thomson to improve to 20-3 in his career. In late 2013, Henderson dropped the belt to Anthony Pettis via submission.

Khabilov (17-1) has won all three of his UFC bouts and trains with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn in New Mexico.

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