Benson Henderson stated after his loss to Donald Cerrone that he was ready to get back in the Octagon.
UFC officials took notice, booking Henderson on two weeks notice to replace Stephen Thompson and face Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60. The event takes place February 14 from Broomfield, Colorado.
Henderson (21-5) will be competing at welterweight after a successful run that included becoming the UFC lightweight champion. He was expected to meet Jorge Masvidal next month. A new opponent will be found for Masvidal.
Thatch (11-1) has won his last 10, including two wins inside the Octagon.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch
Featherweight: Max Holloway vs. Cole Miller
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Middleweight: Patrick Walsh vs. Daniel Kelly
Lightweight: Michel Prazeres vs. Kevin Lee
Flyweight: Ray Borg vs. Chris Kelades
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Nik Lentz vs. Thiago Tavares
Lightweight: Efrain Escudero vs. Rodrigo de Lima
Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs. Jim Alers
Flyweight: Zach Makovsky vs. Tim Elliott
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Cody Pfister vs. James Moontasri