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Sep 24, 2017 7:14 am

After Bellator 183, Benson Henderson vows to ‘stop having close fights’

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 183, Benson Henderson fought to yet another split decision, this time opposite long-time Bellator contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Though Henderson has won his fare share of split decisions in the past, he lost this one. Whether the judges got it right or not (the MMA community didn’t...

Sep 24, 2017 6:02 am

MMA community reacts to Patricky Freire’s controversial decision defeat of Benson Henderson

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with the stacked Bellator 183. In the card’s main event, we watched former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson collide with long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. As is so often the case when it comes to Benson Henderson fights, this one was incredibly...

Sep 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Benson Henderson explains why Mayweather vs McGregor was bad for MMA

While the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight lived up to the excitement that many were hoping for, not everyone was thrilled. For example, former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator star Benson Henderson was not a fan of the matchup or even how things played out in the boxing ring. Henderson spoke with ESPN...

May 5, 2017 3:53 pm

Benson Henderson drops surprising ‘f bomb’ on Twitter, explains why

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has earned the reputation as one of the most polite, and well spoken fighters in the world. After fighting out his contract with the UFC, Henderson signed with Bellator MMA in 2016. In his first Bellator MMA fight, the former champ dropped a unanimous decision to Andrey Koreshkov at...

Apr 29, 2017 11:33 am

Benson Henderson planning summer return following knee surgery

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner for the past two years. Following a 2-fight win streak under the UFC banner in 2015, Henderson decided to test the free agency market, and ultimately opt to sign with Bellator MMA. Henderson made his promotional debut under the Bellator MMA...

Dec 3, 2016 12:56 pm

Benson Henderson has had a torn ACL in every Bellator fight

Former UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner throughout 2016. In April, ‘Smooth’ made his Bellator MMA debut as he stepped into the cage as a welterweight to fight Andrey Koreshkov for the Bellator welterweight championship. Unfortunately for the former UFC champ, he dropped a unanimous decision to Koreshkov....

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Benson Henderson reveals thoughts on ‘Big Country’s’ post-fight kick to referee

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had his own issues with referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, but ‘Smooth’ says he would never have considered kicking him, as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson did on Saturday. Following a crushing uppercut that sent opponent ‘Bigfoot’ Silva crashing to the mat, Nelson finished the fight with some ground-and-pound, causing...

Aug 30, 2016 2:41 pm

Benson Henderson rakes in $75k in first Bellator win, made $117k in final UFC fight

Bellator lightweight Benson Henderson made $75k in a winning effort over Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire on Friday in his second fight with the Spike-based promotion since leaving the UFC. But disclosed salary records show ‘Smooth’ made $117k in his final UFC fight in a split-decision victory over Jorge Masvidal in 2015. Benson’s $75k salary from Bellator 160 did not...

Jul 27, 2016 9:24 am

Benson Henderson backs Mark Hunt’s attempt to unionize fighters

Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar failed a pre-fight, as well as a fight night drug test for UFC 200, his opponent, Mark Hunt, has continued to make headlines. In addition to an expletive filled rant, Hunt called for the UFC to give him 100% of Lesnar’s massive $2.5 million purse for the event....

Apr 23, 2016 12:42 pm

Benson Henderson stepping away from MMA at the age of 33

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson is just 7 months away from turning 33, an age that will see the former champ step away from MMA. Prior to his Bellator 153 welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov, which Henderson lost in convincing fashion on Friday night, the former UFC champ spoke to Ariel Helwani on The...

Apr 23, 2016 9:40 am

Benson Henderson sends message to Andrey Koreshkov following loss

In the main event of Bellator 153 last night, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered a defeat in his Bellator MMA debut at the hands of welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. The loss was a rather one sided one for Henderson, who was unable to get into a rhythm over the course of the fight....

Apr 23, 2016 9:34 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson gets dominated in Bellator MMA debut

Last night at Bellator 153, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his Bellator MMA debut at welterweight as he faced welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. Surprisingly, Henderson lost the fight in convincing fashion, extending his win streak to 6, as he defended his Bellator MMA title for the first time. See the highlights above!

Apr 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Ben Askren rips Benson Henderson following loss to Koreshkov

Former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren (15-0 MMA) took to Twitter Friday night to poke fun at former UFC title holder Benson Henderson for losing his Bellator debut. “Funky”, who defeated Andrey Koreshkov via fourth-round TKO at Bellator 97 in July of 2013, had the following tweets directed at...

Apr 22, 2016 8:10 pm

Benson Henderson gets upset in Bellator debut

Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his Bellator debut on Friday in a five-round welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153. Henderson found that the Bellator champion had a lot to offer and gave “Bendo” trouble in his Bellator debut. Koreshkov connected with a hard knee to Henderson’s head at...

Apr 20, 2016 10:55 pm

Benson Henderson sounds off on Conor McGregor-UFC situation

While UFC President Dana White may have stated that there is no rift between Conor McGregor and the UFC, there is no doubt that there appears to be tension between the UFC brass and McGregor. Ahead of the biggest event in UFC history, McGregor refused to fulfill his media obligations for UFC 200, leading the...

Apr 12, 2016 2:38 am

VIDEO | See how Bellator is marketing former UFC champion Benson Henderson

It was big news when former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson recently announced that he left the UFC to sign with Bellator MMA. Bellator has established themselves as the biggest competitor to the UFC, with acquisitions such as Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis and Josh Thomson being some of the big names that have jumped...

Feb 23, 2016 8:52 am

Benson Henderson reacts to Rafael dos Anjos withdrawing from UFC 196

As everyone knows by now, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th. With less than 2 weeks until fight night the UFC is scrambling to fight a replacement opponent for McGregor. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fresh off his submission win over...

Feb 13, 2016 4:38 pm

WATCH! Scott Coker discusses Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kimbo Slice, Benson Henderson signing, more!

Earlier this year Bellator MMA made headlines when it was announced they signed former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson to a contract. Henderson was awarded an immediate welterweight title shot on April 22nd against Andrey Koreshkov. In addition, there have been talks of Kimbo Slice fighting MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko for Emelianenko’s second fight since...

Feb 13, 2016 8:47 am

Benson Henderson’s biggest regret in move to Bellator will surprise you

Last month it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson had signed with Bellator MMA, and would get an immediate title shot. The move was a bit of a shocking one, however signing a former UFC champion was a big move for Bellator MMA. Henderson took to his Facebook page to make the...

Feb 7, 2016 1:35 pm

What did Benson Henderson say to Sage Northcutt right after the loss?

Benson “Smooth” Henderson was there to give the young prospect Sage Northcutt some valuable advise fresh after Sage Northcutt was handed his first defeat. Sometimes influential people have a knack of being at the right place at the right time, for Northcutt he couldn’t of gotten better advise from the former lightweight champ. Ariel Helwani...

Feb 6, 2016 7:06 am

Video Interview Benson Henderson: Why He Made the Move to Bellator

Benson “Smooth” Henderson knows what’s best for his future in MMA. Knowing what he brings to the table and showing that he’s not to be taken advantage of when it comes to ‘fighter pay’ is the former UFC champ Henderson in this video. Will the grass be greener at Bellator?

Feb 5, 2016 9:40 am

Benson Henderson: ‘The UFC can sit there and promise you the moon’

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had a lot more than just fans buzzing about his choice to leave the UFC and sign to fight with Bellator MMA. Now being a former UFC fighter, current UFC veterans have been trying to get as much information from “Smooth” on how his negotiations went down from...