The UFC sets up in Broomfield, Colorado this evening for UFC Fight Night 60.
In the main event, Benson Henderson takes on Brandon Thatch in a welterweight contest. Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champion, will be making his 170-pound debut vs. Colorado’s own in Thatch.
Other main card bouts include Cole Miller vs. Max Holloway and Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto.
FightLine will have complete coverage, including live play-by-play, later this evening. Check out some of the more noteworthy items courtesy the UFC below:
Born and raised in Denver, welterweight Brandon Thatch will make his first UFC headlining appearance in front of his hometown fans. Undefeated in the UFC and with only one loss as a pro (11-1), “Rukus” is one of the most dynamic strikers in the sport. Eight of his wins as a pro are knockouts – six of which have come in under a minute. Additionally, all of his wins have come in the first round. When Thatch steps into the Octagon in Broomfield, he’ll certainly be looking to electrify fans with his flashy techniques.
Former lightweight champ Benson Henderson will not only make a quick turnaround, fighting just four weeks after a controversial decision loss to Donald Cerrone in Boston, but he will make his welterweight debut in the five-found main event against local hero Thatch. Thatch, however, isn’t the only local competitor on the card, as Henderson himself was born in Colorado Springs. Having once been the king of the 155-pound division, Henderson now has his sights set on climbing the ladder of the equally stacked 170-pound division.
In the co-main event, two of the top featherweights will collide as No. 13 Max Holloway meets veteran Cole Miller. At just 23 years old, Holloway has grown up in the Octagon and has strung together four straight wins. An experienced striker, the Hawaiian will meet Jiu-Jitsu ace Miller, a veteran of 16 UFC appearances. Fifteen of Miller’s 21 wins as a pro have come by way of submission and he has never been submitted himself.
Welterweight contender Neil Magny tied the record for most wins in a calendar year with five in 2014. He’ll look to capitalize on the momentum he gained last year in his first appearance of 2015. Also in his favor will be an adopted hometown show as he now lives in Denver, where he trains with the Elevation Fight Team alongside Thatch and middleweight Nate Marquardt.