Not making excuses, Benson won the fight well deserved, he is a great and smart fighter. Also love his personality, he seems like a great guy and I really became a fan of him tonight. But I believe that if Rustam's cardio was at least somewhere near Benson's (who has a elite level of cardio I must say) then Rustam would've won the fight. I think that's what made the difference here tonight. Not the strength, not their technique, but their conditioning. Just goes to show that conditioning is extremely important in MMA, everyone should focus on conditioning as that will ALWAYS make a huge difference after round 2. Rustam won the first round easily in my opinion, but in Rounds 2 and 3 you could already see fatigue in him while Benson was perfectly fine. Then if you look how Rustam came in to the 4th round I already knew it was going to end that round. He looked so tired. If Rustam will improve his cardio then he will be a champion in the next 2 years.