According to reports, the UFC is looking to be book a welterweight contest between former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and former title contender Thiago Alves for the main event of the UFC’s upcoming fight card in South Korea. MMAFighting was the first to report the news.

Henderson (22-5), who has South Korean roots , was last seen defeating Brandon Thatch with a thrilling fourth round submission in their main event matchup at UFC Fight night 60. This marked Henderson’s first bout as a member of the welterweight division. As a result of his success at at 170-pounds, Henderson and his camp have expressed a desire to stay at that weight.

Prior to this win over Thatch, fans saw ‘Bendo’ on the receiving end of a controversial split decision to current lightweirhgt number one contender Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 59.

Alves (20-10), also a former UFC title contender, will be looking to get back into the win column after suffering a lopsided TKO loss to current number welterweight Carlos Condit. This setback snapped “The Pitbull’s” two fight win streak, which inluded a a rib shattering TKO over Jordan Mein and Fight of the Night decision over against Seth Baczynski.

His contest against Baczynski marked his first appearance inside the Octagon in two years.

This event will take place on Nov. 28 show at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. No other bouts have been announced.

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