UFC on FOX 5    December 8, 2012
Benson Henderson & Clay Guida
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BREAKDOWN

On the feet, Ben Henderson has to disrupt Nate Diaz's rhythm. You let a Diaz brother find his range and get in the zone, you're going to eat punches. Henderson could fight this on the outside, utilize his kicks and counter off Diaz's active lead hand, but I think he's more likely to come forward, knee in the clinch, push things to the fence and get a takedown. Nobody wants anything to do with Diaz's guard, but Henderson is fearless in that aspect, so he'll be comfortable going there. Diaz is capable of submitting Henderson off his back, more than capable, but until someone actually pulls that off, you have to favor Henderson in top position. Both can absorb shots and both can fight into the fifth round.