New Mexico has long been a hotbed of combat sports with many great gyms having produced many world champions. On June 7 a first for the 505 will occur as The Ultimate Fighting Championships will venture into the land of enchantment for the first time for UFC Fight Night Albuquerque at the Tingley Coliseum. Headling the event will be former WEC & UFC Lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (20-3) taking on Red Fury Fight Team’s and Jackson’s/Winkeljohn’s product Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov (17-1).
Strikeforce vet “Vicious” Bobby Voelker (24-10) and TUF Brazil season 2 finalist William “Patolino” Macario (6-1) have been matched up for a Welterweight contest at UFC 168.
The UFC has been very busy announcing fights this week and the second installment of UFC on Fox Sports had 7 fights announced topped by Lightweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (20-5) & Rafael Dos Anjos (19-5) will serve as the event co- main event.