Henderson vs. Bocek is a very intriguing match-up. Both high caliber contenders with differing strengths. Its a tough fight to call, but I wonder if Bendo's dynamic striking will be the difference in this one?
Miller won that decision because he was from New Jersey. Bocek is from Ontario, Canada, so my guess is he will have any advantage in a decision--that is unless the UFC hires Nevada judges as is their preference.
I agree, this is one of the most interesting fights of UFC 129. I like both fighters, and Hendo didn't lose to Pettis by much--and he is a great fighter. Bocek got robbed by New Jersey judges when they gave the decision to the home town boy Jim Miller.
I still fondly remember that fight. Jim Miller is a master on the ground also, and the fight between Bocek and Miller was like a game of full-contact Twister--going back and forth the whole fight. The crowd was not pleased because they did not appreciate the incredible BJJ chess game between two high-level black belts unfolding before their eyes, but I really appreciated it.
I am pumped for the Bocek vs. Hendo fight--I also find this fight tough to call--which only makes it more interesting for me as a fan.
BTW: Kudos to Joe Silva--that guy puts together great match-ups.
Ben Henderson must be the most underrated Lightweight right now
Bocek is good, But Henderson was going to fight the UFC Champion if Pettis hadnt defeat him, and even the fight itself was very close to a draw.
Henderson should had fight Maynard and Pettis Edgar but whatever
Anyway this fight is too easy to call , i just hope Hendo gets a top 3 guy after this fight