Henderson was working an elbow early that the fans were super into. Khabilov didn't care and fired off left hands.
A spinning kick low failed to land from Khabilov and "Bendo" responded with a rush and flurry of punches. He landed one or two but the flying knee finish left him open for a takedown.
He got right back up but that just meant he was in a body lock with the Russian wrestler with big slams.
Sadly, no slam here.
On the reset, Henderson went back to pressing forward. Khabilov swiftly side stepped a punch and landed one of his own. He was hanging around just fine with the former lightweight champion.
Bendo landed a hard left that got a response but Rustam came back with heavy shots of his own. Of note, Henderson wasn't throwing kicks. He went for a flying knee but Khabilov timed it perfectly and earned a takedown with about 20 seconds left in the round.
It closed with Rustam on top.