UFC quietly held another Fight Night card Saturday morning, as UFC Fight Night 79 took place in Seoul, South Korea in front of 12,156 fans. Most importantly, one of their long-running champions may be leaving the company.
Ben Henderson left his gloves in the cage following his split decision win over Jorge Masvidal Saturday morning, indicating that he may be done with the company. Henderson has long said he'd retire at 33 years old, but now it looks more like he'll be testing the free agent waters instead.
Henderson, who sees his contract expire after this fight, told MMA Junkie that he's going to explore free agency, but ultimately wants to retire in the UFC. Henderson is likely to have plenty of suitors, as Bellator MMA is looking to build their roster, Rizin is signing anyone with any name value at all, and ONE Fighting is trying to find a decent opponent for Ben Askren.
Despite an excellent fight, Henderson and Masvidal didn't take home "Fight of the Night" honors, which instead went to Seo Hee Ham vs. Cortney Casey, who took home $50,000 bonuses. Doo Ho Choi and Dominique Steel earned the $50,000 "performance of the night" bonuses.
You can see full results for UFC Fight Night 79 below:
Benson Henderson (#7) def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)
Dong Hyun Kim (#7) def. Dominic Waters via TKO (punches) at 3:11 of R1
Alberto Mina def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Doo Ho Choi def. Sam Sicilia via TKO (punches) at 1:33 of R1
Dongi Yang def. Jake Collier via TKO (punches) at 1:50 of R2
Mike de la Torre def. Yui Chul Nam via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tae Hyun Bang def. Leo Kuntz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Seo Hee Ham def. Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Fredy Serrano def. Yao Zhikui via TKO (injury) at :44 of R1
Marco Beltran def. Ning Guangyou via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dominique Steele def. Maestro Dong Hyun Kim via KO (slam) at :37 of R3