Benson Henderson (right) elbows Clay Guida during their lightweight bout during the UFC on FOX event at the Honda Center on Nov. 12, 2011 in Anaheim, Calif.. Henderson defeated Guida by unanimous decision. (Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
It took Benson (Smooth) Henderson less than one year in the UFC to capture the organization's lightweight championship.
Henderson's first outing for the world's largest MMA organization saw him win a hard-fought unanimous decision over Mark Bocek at UFC 129 in Toronto April 30, 2011. He followed up with wins over Jim Miller and Clay Guida before dethroning Frankie Edgar in February. He then edged the former champ via a controversial split decision in the rematch six months later.
Despite quickly rising to the top of the 155-pound division, one thing still eludes Henderson. He has yet to finish an opponent in the UFC.