UFC Fight Night Albuquerque: Benson Henderson talks about confusing opponent Rustam Khabilov with Khabib Nurmagomedov

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The former UFC LW champ admits that when his UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque foe was announced he thought he was facing a different Dagestani lightweight.

The UFC's #2 Lightweight, Ben Henderson is facing the #11 LW, Rustam Khabilov, this Saturday on Fox Sports 1 from Albuquerque, New Mexico but when he first heard the fight announcement Bendo thought he was facing #4 Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Who can blame fans for getting these Dagestani fighters confused when the UFC fighters can't even keep them straight?

Here's what Henderson had to say for himself last night on Fox Sports 1's UFC Tonight, "Sadly that's a true story. I saw a Tweet and I saw a Russian name and I thought it was Khabib Nurmagomedov because they had a hard time finding him an opponent."

But Bendo snapped to his mistake once he started actually prepping for the fight. Here's what he has to say about his actual opponent,  "He's a great Sambo guy, a world class wrestler. Any time you've got two great grapplers going at it, it can end up being a stand-up war. We're ready for anything, a lot of grappling or a stand up war, just throwing a lot of bombs."

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