Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov.

Tonight’s card comes to us live from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with fights airing on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Patrick Cummins vs. Roger Narvaez

We begin tonight’s card with recent co-main event fighter Patrick Cummins taking on Roger Narvaez in the light heavyweight division.

Cummins (4-1) lost his UFC debut to Daniel Cormier earlier this year, while Narvez (6-0) is competing for the first time inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Just seconds in and Cummins shoots for a takedown. However, Narvaez defends and stays upright. Narvaez looking very calm and cool, but Cummins gets a leg and takes him to the ground. Quickly, Cummins pounces and is hammering down with lefts and rights. Right hand gets through and hurts, and Cummins is attacking. Narvaez, though, slips free and is able to get back to his feet. Another easy takedown for Cummins and he is into the guard. Big, strong shots land from Cummins, but he’s had enough and wants Narvaez back up. Kick gets through and lands from Cummins.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cummins

Round 2: Narvaez gets off a good right, showing his striking skills. Perfectly-executed double-leg takedown from Cummins, who hammers him with a series of elbows and rights. Narvaez is curling up and has now given up his back. Cummins peppering him with lefts and elbows with three minutes left in this round. He spins around to the front and lands a knee to the body. Cummins brings him back down and lands more lefts and rights and this one is all over.

Patrick Cummins def. Roger Narvaez via TKO (strikes) at 2:28 of Round 2

Jon Tuck vs. Jake Lindsey

Our first of five lightweight fights on the card opens the FOX Sports 1 telecast, as Jon Tuck battles Jake Lindsey.

Tuck (7-1) will be looking to rebound following his first career loss, a decision defeat to Norman Parke last October. Lindsey (9-0) is making his Octagon debut.

Round 1: Tuck gets in with a body lock and has Lindsey up against the cage. Nice takedown defense by Lindsey, and he gets free. Left jab pops off from Lindsey, as does a right. He’s caught Tuck in the clinch and lands some big knees, but gets a little too aggressive and Tuck scores a takedown. He’s in side control, flattening him out. Into half-guard, but Lindsey reverses. He’s been the better fighter on the feet. Another big knee from Lindsey, followed up by a right. Tuck, though, with another takedown and lands a stiff elbow to the face. Tuck trying to get the full-mount, but Lindsey is using his guard effectively. The ref steps in rather quickly and stands them up. Lindsey goes after the clinch, using some dirty boxing to his strength.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lindsey

Round 2: Tuck catches a kick and lands a stiff left. A nice counter connects from Tuck, and he appears to have found his range. Despite the strong start to the round for Tuck, he’s breathing heavily. The high elevation in New Mexico could be giving him problems. Lindsey lands a right-left combo. Lots of constant “let’s work” calls from the ref. He wants action. Kick to the body from Lindsey, and a second. Way-too-easy trip takedown for Tuck, who moves to half-guard with just over a minute to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tuck

Round 3: Tuck lands a huge right hand right off the start, following up with a takedown and moving to side control with ease. Tuck dominating, looking for a rear-naked choke. He’s unable to get it, but remains on the back with his hooks in. Tuck rolling, working to secure the choke. Lindsey tries to slam him off him, but is unable to. Tuck with a heel kick to the ribs and Lindsey taps. He might have broke something.

Jon Tuck def. Jake Lindsey via TKO (verbal submission) at 2:47 of Round 3

Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez

We take a trip to the flyweight ranks for the first time tonight, as Scott Jorgensen faces off with Danny Martinez.

Jorgensen (14-9) has dropped each of his last three, including defeats to Urijah Faber and Zach Makovsky, while Martinez (16-5) was defeated in his UFC debut by Chris Cariaso in February.

Round 1: Just incredible strikes being thrown by both fighters, and Martinez is the one landing the better blows. He’s coming right after Jorgensen, peppering him with lefts and rights. Jorgensen’s seen enough of that and takes Martinez down. He quickly works to the back and is trying to get his hooks in. Martinez gains wrist control and works to get free. For the second time, Martinez gets too far and Jorgensen scores with a takedown. Nice suplex, as Jorgensen breaks him down and is trying to lock up a rear-naked choke. One more suplex for Jorgensen, as he scores with a belly-to-back. While Martinez is working to his feet, Jorgensen lands a nasty right. Martinez works hard to get up again, only to have Jorgensen toss him back to the canvas. Martinez slips free, unloads, but gets off balance and taken down again. Jorgensen working for a possible guillotine, but has to release it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jorgensen

Round 2: Jorgensen trying to catch him with something big, but it’s Martinez who strikes first. The right hand is on the mark for Martinez, but it’s a left that drops Jorgensen. Martinez attacks, hammering away, but Jorgensen gains wrist control and gets to his feet. Huge left followed by a knee from Martinez, and Jorgensen answers. Martinez has him caught against the cage and is teeing off with big left hooks and uppercuts. Another pair of lefts land by Martinez, as the corner of Jorgensen tells him to “bite down on that mouth guard.” Big breathes from Martinez and Jorgensen cuts the distance. Jorgensen takes advantage, catching him with a combo. This is going to fill like a long two minutes for Martinez. Takedown for Jorgensen, who takes the back and lands a nice right. Pair of elbows from Jorgensen, but Martinez answers. Jorgensen with another takedown and hammers away with elbows from in close.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jorgensen

Round 3: Jorgensen scores a takedown and is working for a possible head-and-arm choke. But, Martinez again gets free. He has shown incredible submission defense. Single-leg takedown attempt from Martinez, but that is defended. Flying knee from Martinez, and Jorgensen immediately connects on another takedown. Martinez works to get free and does, but is immediately taken down once again. Jorgensen latches on the back of Martinez, who simply stands up and is free. Martinez with a left that rocks Jorgensen, but he recovers and scores with the takedown again. This has to be frustrating for Martinez.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Martinez

Scott Jorgensen def. Danny Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Bobby Voelker vs. Lance Benoist

Our only welterweight scrap of the night will see Bobby Voelker collide with Lance Benoist.

Voelker (24-11) is looking to snap a three-fight losing skid, while Benoist (6-2) has lost his last two fights.

Round 1: Voelker doing a nice job of mixing up his strikes here in the early going, landing a body kick. Another good knee to the body from Voelker, who defends the single-leg attempt. Again, more work to the body of Benoist, but Voelker comes in too heavy and gets countered. Benoist with his own kick to the midsection. We’ve got a brawl, as these two stand and trade with conviction. Benoist with the first takedown of the fight, tying up the arm of Voelker to keep him on the mat.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benoist

Round 2: Voelker comes right out, loading up the right hand. Benoist answers, getting his shots off first. He is doing a nice job of sticking and moving, avoiding the heavy shots of Voelker. Huge shots landing from Voelker.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Voelker

Round 3: More big-time, heavy strikes from Voelker, as he connects with a knee to the body out of the clinch. Counter from Voelker, who defends a takedown attempt by Benoist. However, Benoist continues to work for it and scores with the takedown as we head under two minutes to go. Benoist takes the back and stretches Voelker out for a brief moment, but he quickly works to his back. Voelker throws up a triangle, but too much sweat to lock it up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benoist

Lance Benoist def. Bobby Voelker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis

Our first of two bantamweight bouts concludes the prelims, as Yaotzin Meza battles Sergio Pettis.

Meza (20-9) has split his last six fights, going 3-3, while Pettis (10-1) suffered his first career loss last January to Alex Caceres.

Round 1: Feeling out period from these two, as Meza works the kicks and Pettis fires off a pair of jabs. Two right jabs and a kick to the body from Pettis, who is switching his stances and keeping Meza off balance. Another nice switch kick from Pettis. Good distance work from Pettis, as Meza tries for a takedown and is denied.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round 2: Little more combo work from Pettis, but the crowd is getting restless with the lack of engaging action from both fighters. Meza has yet to really put much power into his strikes and looks very flat-footed. Pettis’ jab has caused damage to the face of Meza, and his kicks to the lead leg are causing issues, too. Pettis stuns him and unloads with several lefts. Meza trying for a takedown, but is unsuccessful.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pettis

Round 3: Meza with a little more tempo to his game in this round, looking to force the action. Pettis just sticking and moving effectively right now, countering each strike by Meza. Deep takedown attempt for Meza and he gets it as we go under a minute. Some nice ground-and-pound for Meza, but he gets locked up by Pettis.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Meza

Sergio Pettis def. Yaotzin Meza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Erik Perez vs. Bryan Caraway

We remain in the bantamweight division, as Erik Perez meets up with Bryan Caraway.

Perez (14-5) is 9-1 in his last 10, falling only via split decision to Takeya Mizugaki. Caraway (18-6) is 4-1, with his lone loss during that stretch also being via split decision to Mizugaki.

Round 1: Perez throws an immediate head kick right off the bat, but Caraway is able to check it. Perez goes high and almost gets taken down, but keeps his balance. Perez gets locked in a guillotine choke. Caraway trying to secure it, but he’s unable to and Perez gets free. Another head kick, but this time Caraway catches it and slams him to the canvas. Body lock secured and Caraway is on his back with two-plus minutes to go. Perez waits patiently and escapes, working inside the guard. Heavy rights to the body from Perez, and a knee to the body. Perez is in the zone now, snapping off jabs.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Perez

Round 2: Caraway with a takedown and immediately works to the back. Caraway continues to search for the rear-naked choke, stretching out Perez. Caraway keeps looking and working for it. He finds the grip and tightens it up, forcing Perez to tap out.

Bryan Caraway def. Erik Perez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:52 of Round 2

Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann

Our first of four lightweight matches on the main card is next, as Yves Edwards takes on Piotr Hallmann.

Edwards (42-20-1) will be looking for his first wins since 2012, as he lost to Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Daron Cruickshank last year, along with a no-contest vs. Yancy Medeiros. Hallmann (14-2) had his 10-fight win streak snapped by Al Iaquinta in October.

Round 1: Edwards with a nasty head kick, followed by a knee to the body. He’s hitting Hallmann with heavy, heavy attacks right away. Thumb right into the eye of Edwards and we have a break in the action. Edwards is fine and we return to action. Good striking continues by the veteran, but Hallmann scores a takedown. He latches to the back, only to wind up caught in a guillotine. Edwards releases that and lands an elbow-uppercut combo. Inside-outside leg kick combination from Hallmann, who follows up with a takedown.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round 2: Another eye poke by Hallmann, but we are back to action quickly. Hallmann with a nice knee that catches Edwards, who fires back with an elbow. Another warning for the eye pokes. On purpose or not, Edwards pokes Hallmann in the eye and we have a break. Edwards stringing things together, landing a knee and several rights to the body. Hallmann credited with another takedown as we head under two minutes. Hallmann doing nice damage inside the half-guard, landing elbows. He gives up his back and has been busted open, as a pool of blood forms on the canvas. Hallmann continues attacking, but Edwards is able to get to his feet. Quickly, Hallmann brings him back to the ground.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hallmann

Round 3: Lefts connecting for Hallmann, as he unloads on Edwards. Single-leg takedown attempt from Hallmann, but he’s unable to secure it. Exchange of knees, and Hallmann shoots for another takedown. Good sprawl and Edwards counters. Hallmann on his back and hammering down with elbows. The ref is right on top to make sure they are legal. Edwards trying a sit-out to get to his feet, but Hallmann is displaying fine wrestling skills. He’s just about secured a full-mount, but switches to the back and quickly locks up a rear-naked choke. Seconds later, and Hallmann gets the submission win.

Piotr Hallmann def. Yves Edwards via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:31 of Round 3

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High

Back to the lightweight division, as Rafael dos Anjos meets up with Jason High.

Dos Anjos (20-7) had his five-fight win streak snapped by Khabib Numragomedov this past April. He had earned wins over Donald Cerrone, Evan Dunham and Mark Bocek.

High (18-4) has won his last two, downing Anthony Lapsley and James Head. He is 9-1 over his last 10 fights, falling only to Erick Silva.

Round 1: Pair of quick lefts snapped off by High to start, as the southpaw connects. Good counter-striking exchanges, as High secures the waist and scores with a takedown. Dos Anjos trying attempts a choke, but High has control and avoids it. Triangle thrown up by dos Anjos. Excellent submission try into a reversal for RDA and he’s free. Big shot to the body by dos Anjos, and another. He definitely has the speed advantage over High. Dos Anjos peppers him with three straight jabs before dropping for a takedown and scoring.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 2: Dos Anjos with some big-time kicks, but he catches High with an eye poke and we have a stoppage. A thumb went deep into the right eye of High. Double-leg takedown scores for dos Anjos, who immediately goes into side control and is looking to apply pressure. Blood all over the fingers of RDA, who is bleeding from his nose. He has a guillotine locked in, but High defends it perfectly and gets free, transitioning to the back. RDA lands a right and High is floored. He continues to punish and dos Anjos has the stoppage win in impressive fashion. High is made about the decision by the ref, but he wasn’t defending himself at all.

Rafael dos Anjos def. Jason High via TKO (strikes) at 3:36 of Round 2

John Dodson vs. John Moraga

A pair of former UFC flyweight No. 1 contenders will meet up, as John Dodson takes on John Moraga.

Dodson (15-6) rebounded from a decision loss to champion Demetrious Johnson, finishing Darrell Montague. Moraga (14-2) got back on track by defeating Dustin Ortiz after a 2013 submission loss to Johnson.

Round 1: Just an incredible reaction for Dodson, who is wearing his trademark smile. Loud cheers of “Dodson” right from the start. Quick left gets through for “The Magician.” Moraga throws up a head kick that misses, going over the top. Moraga shoots for a takedown, throws a knee that lands low and Dodson sprints away. He tries to get right back into the action without a stoppage, but the ref has none of it. A hug between the two, with Dodson smiling and Moraga not looking too amused. Good body shot by Moraga. Dodson shows that footwork by faking three jabs and landing the fourth. The left is working for Dodson, as he catches him yet again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round 2: Moraga trying to use his reach, and he lands with the overhand right. A second connects and Moraga tries for a takedown. However, it’s Dodson on top and he hammers away on the body. Moraga easily uses a butterfly guard to push Dodson off him. A much better round for Moraga. Dodson misses with a huge left, but follows up with a nice knee to the body. Out of nowhere, Dodson catches Moraga and drops him right in front of his teammates, Donald Cerrone and Carlos Condit. Dodson pounces and is on the attack, as Moraga is a bloody mess but will survive.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dodson

Round 3: We will not have a third round, as Moraga’s nose is broken and the doctor has called an end to this one. Moraga tried to protest and wanted to continue. It was a knee that caused the damage.

John Dodson def. John Moraga via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2

Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson

Back to the lightweight division, as co-main event fighters Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson hit the Octagon.

Sanchez (24-7) is a former Ultimate Fighter winner, but has lost his last two and is just 3-5 overall. Pearson (15-6) also won a season of TUF and is 2-0 with one no-contest in his last three.

Round 1: Pearson working the body. He was screaming across the Octagon at Sanchez during the intros. Another vicious body shot for the Brit. Kick to the knee, much like Jon Jones, for Sanchez. A left connects for Pearson, who has been on-point with his striking so far. Head kick by Pearson is caught and Sanchez goes on the attack, backing him up against the fence.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sanchez

Round 2: Sanchez tries to land a spinning back fist, but catches a kick to the back of the head for his efforts. Pearson snapping off the right at will, mixing it up with kicks to the body. Left hook by Pearson, as Sanchez is covering up his body and leaving the head exposed. Cut opened up on Sanchez and Pearson catches him with a right that drops him. Sanchez signals to bring it, but he looks a little wobbly. Pearson catches a kick and trips him to the canvas, but it allows Sanchez to gain the clinch and land some nice knees.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pearson

Round 3: Pearson playing it smart, picking his openings and staying away from the power shots of Sanchez. Pearson tries for a KO hook, misses and almost eats a flying knee. Greg Jackson is screaming at Sanchez, who land a nice body shot as they get in close. Pearson to the body and head, rocking Sanchez. The crowd is trying to will Sanchez to do something incredible, but it’s Pearson who gets off a left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pearson

Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)

Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov

We’ve reached the main event, as former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson meets Rustam Khabilov.

Coming off a decision victory over Josh Thomson, Henderson (20-3) is looking to remain in contention with another win. He is 8-1 since signing with the UFC, as two of his losses have come at the hands of Anthony Pettis.

Khabilov (17-1) is 3-0 inside the Octagon,s coring a pair of finishes over Yancy Medeiros and Vinc Pichel. He is on a six-fight win streak overall.

Round 1: Khabilov catches Henderson in close, tying him up and getting a judo toss. However, Henderson is able to quickly get to his feet. Good flurry by Henderson, but Khabilov responds with a stiff right. Khabilov connects with the left, Henderson forces the action and lands, but gets taken down by Khabilov. Excellent defense of the suplex by Khabilov and he avoids it. Khabilov with a takedown at the end of the round off a kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Khabilov

Round 2: Khabilov has him against the fence and is landing lefts and rights. He tries for another throw, but is denied. Takedown for Khabilov, who is hammering him with rights. Modified up-kick allows Henderson to get to his feet and avoid any further damage. Henderson with a takedown and takes the back in the process. Instead of trying to one-up Khabilov with a suplex, it locks in the hooks and has a lock, searching for a rear-naked choke. He tries to transition to a possible armbar, but Khabilov is able to get free.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 3: Khabilov with another takedown, but Henderson is able to avoid any damage by getting to his feet. On the separation, though, Khabilov connects with a nice knee. Kick to the midsection from Henderson. Left lands by Khabilov off the break as they battle for a takedown. Uppercut connects from Henderson and he tries for a guillotine off it, but is denied. Khabilov with another takedown, but Henderson escapes and lands on top, hammering down with a huge right. Half-guard and Henderson is trying to do damage to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 4: Some heavy breathing for Khabilov and Henderson catches him with an uppercut. He quickly transitions to the back and scores the choke.

Benson Henderson def. Rustam Khabilov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:16 of Round 4