"I expect a very hard fight. We both have our game plans and I think it will favor me. Analyzing our styles, we know he's going to bring the fight and we have an answer for everything he throws. Thiago is very good at Muay Thai, but he is predictable. He always does that three-punch combination that ends with a leg kick. We know he will do that and it's up to me keep my balance and not let him execute that plan. Thiago's game is very tradition and hard to find holes in, if I had to say something, it would be that he is a little predictable when countering. If hit him in a certain way, I know how he will hit me back."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson (22-5) is adept at visualizing outcomes, so it should come as no surprise that when he faces Thiago Alves (21-10) in a Welterweight headliner at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 28, 2015, "Smooth" will see the predictable (via Bloody Elbow) Muay Thai striking of "Pitbull" coming.
Carlos Condit saw it and in-turn wiped the floor with the former 170-pound title challenger back at UFC Fight Night 67 in May.
The Brazilian Alves has battled back from serious injury to amass a 2-1 UFC record over the last 17 months.
Henderson -- who appears to be content battling bigger adversaries in the 170-pound division after he submitted Brandon Thatch in February -- will hope to use Alves' name to advance him closer to a title shot.
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