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UFC Fight Night 60 Report: Weak card highlights another UFC problem

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Benson Henderson debuted in the Welterweight division in style as he saw off Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60.

Henderson took the fight on just a few weeks notice, as injuries blighted yet another UFC card, and unlike his fight with Donald Cerrone, he didn't leave it to the judges.

Instead, he finished Thatch in the fourth round of their main event clash via rear naked choke and immediately established himself amongst the division.

Calling out the top guys already

Despite it being just his first fight and win in the division, Henderson was feeling cocky as in the post-fight interview, he set his sights on number one contender, Rory MacDonald.

MacDonald, who is currently not lined up for a fight after Hector Lombard's failed drugs test, responded in jest to the call-out, highlighting the amount of people who want him.

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Henderson may have the credentials of being a former UFC Lightweight champion, coming into the fight he was on a two loss streak, including one to Cerrone just last month.

It's likely the UFC aren't going to rush him up the already stacked ladder that is the welterweight division, so despite being a big name, he needs to bide his time.

Not many other big fighters on the card

As mentioned earlier, the fight card was one befit by injury and the lack of star power was showing last night.

There were some good submission finishes which won fighters, Neil Magny and Ray Borg, Performance of the Night honours, there wasn't a whole lot of action.

It was near enough a one-fight card and that fight was made with little more than a couple weeks notice and was Henderson's second of the year.

Yet, losing big fighters to injuries isn't worrying the UFC and they're still going ahead with a few cards that are generally lacking a lot of well-roundedness.

UFC 184 is now going to be about how much Ronda Rousey can sell a card on her own after Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort's fight was scrapped.

There were four events last month and there'll be a total of three this month. Between April and August, there's a planned minimum of four events per month and with PPV buys dropping, the topic of oversaturation is coming up again.

2015 was supposed to be about recovering from how bad 2014 had ended, yet with high profile PED usage, injuries and weak cards, it just seems to be more of the same.

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