There’s been a change to yet another UFC main event this year, as Thiago Alves has been forced out of his fight with Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 28.
According to multiple reports, Henderson will remain in the main event, with Jorge Masvidal stepping up to face him in that headlining welterweight fight.
Masvidal, a fellow former lightweight to Henderson, was slated to face Dong Hyun Kim in the co-main event, and it’s not currently known whether or not Kim will remain on the card. Masvidal made a successful move back to welterweight in July, taking out Cezar Ferreira by KO at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.
Henderson is back in action for the first time since February of this year, where he took out Brandon Thatch on just two weeks notice in his welterweight debut. The former UFC Lightweight Champion is entering the final fight on his current UFC deal, and hopes to make a run at the Welterweight Championship.
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