UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs Khabiov Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

And the beat rolls on…UFC Fight Night 42 rolls into town for yet another crazy night of Octagon action. On the heels of the first double bill in promotional history, FN 42 brings fight fans 11 more fights including 5 Lightweight scraps. Headlining the event will be a pairing of rising Russian star Rustam Khabilov and former UFC/WEC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson.

Henderson is coming off of a controversial win over Josh Thomson that was preceded by his title fight loss to Anthony Pettis. When ‘Smooth’ dropped the WEC title to Pettis he went on an impressive tear through the division, eventually earning a title shot and capturing the UFC’s Lightweight strap. His second attempt to return to glory could prove much more difficult and Khabilov will be looking to bring it to a premature conclusion.

The Russian invasion into the UFC could see Rustam Khabilov climb into the upper echelon of Lightweights with a win over the former champion. Rustam has won 3 in a row since debuting, most recently holding off the under-rated attack of Jorge Masvidal. Rustam will enter the cage as the underdog against Henderson, but should he leave the victor he will no doubt make a massive statement in a division already jam-packed with contenders.

Also on the main card, long time Octagon warrior Diego Sanchez meets fellow Ultimate Fighter Alumni Ross Pearson in the co-main event. Sanchez has fallen on hard times, put has vowed to bring his A-game in front of his home crowd. In the Flyweight division, John Dodson meets John Moraga in a battle of former title challengers. Rounding out the nights main card action will include Rafael dos Anjos vs Jason High, Yves Edwards vs Piotr Hallmann, and Erik Perez taking on Bryan Caraway.

Make sure to check out the latest episode of Kamikaze Overdrive MMA predictions for all of your UFC Fight Night 42 main card prediction needs. Also make sure to check out the rest of the card’s action- the link to the preliminary breakdowns is posted below. Josh Harper and the prediction panel will be providing their picks as well and the Kamikaze Overdrive Bet Pack will be available for purchase in the Bet Shop. Enjoy the fights!

MAIN CARD

155lbs- Benson Henderson vs Rustam Khabilov

155lbs- Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson

125lbs- John Dodson vs John Moraga

155lbs- Rafael dos Anjos vs Jason High

155lbs- Yves Edwards vs Piotr Hallmann

135lbs- Erik Perez vs Bryan Caraway

PRELIMINARY CARD

135lbs- Yaotzin Meza vs Sergio Pettis

170lbs- Bobby Voelker vs Lance Benoist

125lbs- Scott Jorgensen vs Danny Martinez

155lbs- Jon Tuck vs Jake Lindsey

205lbs- Patrick Cummins vs Roger Narvaez

>>>>UFC FN 42 Prelim Predictions<<<<