NEWSLETTER UFC Fight Night 79 Prediction From Raphael Esparza
Take Henderson (-255) over Masvidal (8 p.m., Saturday Nov. 28)
Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson is coming off a big win in February against Brandon Thatch by submission, and Henderson needed that W because he was riding a two-fight losing streak. Henderson has fought some tough opponents in his UFC career, while the path of Jorge Masvidal has not been that tough in my view. Henderson will be all over the octagon Saturday night, and if he can establish a jab early then take Masvidal to the mat this fight will be over between 2nd or the 3rd round. Look for ‘Smooth’ Henderson to win this fight on the ground, and again I do not see this fight going the distance.