Archive: benson henderson

Nov 28, 2015 6:42 pm

Henderson vs Masvidal Video: Post fight words from “Smooth” Henderson

      The main event at UFC Fight Night Korea was classic, text book Benson “Smooth” Henderson style of winning. Henderson (23-5 MMA) defeated Jorge Masvidal via split decision. This win marks the 11th time Henderson has won by split decision and 4th time getting his hand raised in a five round fight. Henderson...

May 15, 2015 4:50 pm

Bummer! Bendo Out Of Michael Johnson Fight

The planned lightweight fight between former title holder Benson Henderson and surging contender Michael Johnson will not be happening at July’s “TUF 21 Finale” event. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Henderson was forced to withdraw from the fight, which was never officially announced by the UFC, due to undisclosed reasons. No word yet on...

Feb 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Bendo ‘surprised’ that “Cowboy” gets so many short-notice fights

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson will make his welterweight debut on short-notice at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colorado. “Bendo” will headline the event opposite rising welterweight star Brandon Thatch. Henderson recently sat down with Duane Finley of Bleacher Report where he talked about finally getting a short-notice fight,...

Jan 22, 2015 10:21 am

Henderson In For Green, Faces Masvidal At Fight Night 63

After suffering a controversial split-decision loss to Donald Cerrone at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson has already booked his next fight. UFC officials announced today the “Bendo” would be stepping in for the injured Bobby Green to face Jorge Masvidal at April’s UFC Fight Night...

Dec 24, 2014 7:09 am

UFC Fight Night 59 Fight Card Finalized

The UFC returns to “Beantown” on January 18 for “UFC Fight Night 59”, an event headlined by a featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor taking on Dennis Siver. In the evenings co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on former Bellator lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Here is the official “UFC Fight Night...

Oct 7, 2014 5:08 am

PHOTO | Benson Henderson’s Wife Captures Gold At JiuJitsu World Championship

Benson Henderson’s wife, Maria, captured a gold medal at the 2014 JiuJitsu World Championship in no-gi in the women’s purple belt division. Check it out: Maria Henderson, 2014 NO Gi purple belt world champion! Way to go Mouse! pic.twitter.com/wqbe5D4n8u — The MMA LAB (@TheMMALAB) October 5, 2014 Congratulations to Maria Henderson!

Sep 26, 2014 11:16 am

Khabib ‘Cowboy Can Shut Up, I Am The Next Lightweight Contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181. Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports. “Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson,...

Sep 25, 2014 10:58 am

Benson Henderson Seriously Eyeing 170

Former UFC lightweight champion, Ben “Smooth” Henderson, is looking to leave his division home to test the waters in the UFC’s welterweight division. News came last night during the UFC Tonight broadcast on FOX Sports 1. According to the report, the former champ will look for one more bout at lightweight, then try to make...

Sep 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this December! UFC officials announced today that the Stockton slugger will square off with perennial contender Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13. Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will fight for the first time since November of 2013, where he scored a...

Sep 5, 2014 11:54 am

Salary Report: Rafael dos Anjos Out-Earns Benson Henderson For 1st Round K.O.

Last week’s UFC Fight Night 49 event saw former UFC lightweight champ, Benson Henderson fall to the vicious onslaught of Rafael dos Anjos. The event took place from Oklahoma’s BOK Center. The full disclosed fighter pay-outs, as confirmed by the Oklahoma Athletic Commission are as follows: Main Card (FOX Sports 1) Rafael dos Anjos ($38,000...

Sep 2, 2014 5:43 pm

McCarthy Defends Bendo Stoppage

“Benson got hit with several things that hurt him, and when Benson is just a tough fighter. When he got hit with a left/right hand that hurt him, and he stood his ground and started firing back, and then he got hurt with a knee that ended up putting him down and when he tried...

Aug 28, 2014 5:00 am

Dos Anjos Warms Up With Knee That Finished Henderson

In last weekend’s UFC main event, Rafael dos Anjos shocked the world by becoming the first man to K.O. the former UFC champion, Ben “Smooth” Henderson. Prior to his bout, as evidenced by this video, the Brazilian was drilling the very knee that put the former champ away. Enjoy!

Aug 24, 2014 5:15 pm

UFC Tulsa Post-Fight Bonuses: Dos Anjos Pockets $50k

Last night during the UFC Fight Night Tulsa post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White disclosed who the winners were for the performance bonus’ for the night. They are as follows: Performance Of The Night $50k – Rafael Dos Anjos for his KO win over Benson Henderson. Performance Of The Night $50k – Jordan...

Aug 23, 2014 9:51 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Dos Anjos Drops Henderson in Round 1, Earns Questionable TKO Win

Tonight was the night of the underdogs! #4 ranked Rafael dos Anjos shocked the world when he was able to knock out #1 Ben Henderson tonight at “UFC Fight Night 49”. After some shuffling for positioning, Dos Anjos dropped Henderson with a flying knee and Henderson tried to shoot for a takedown. Dos Anjos sprawled...

Aug 23, 2014 9:16 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Mein Stops Pyle in First Round

Jordan Mein’s first venture into the co-main event became a successful one when he knocked out an experienced veteran in the very first round. Mein cocked back with all he had in his left hook and sent Pyle free-falling to the canvas. Mein dove on Pyle’s body and went in for the kill. Pyle tried...