Archive: benson 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, 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! — 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...

Aug 23, 2014 8:52 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Leites Sends Carmont Crashing to the Mat, Earns 2nd Round KO Win

Thales Leites extended his winning streak to four with his brutal victory against Francis Carmont tonight. Carmont has the Brock Lesnar/Cheick Kongo issue where he looks like one of the baddest men on the planet, but he always seems to be holding something back. Leites slowly picked Carmont apart with strike after strike until the...

Aug 23, 2014 8:25 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Holloway Dominates Collard, Wins by TKO in Round 3

Max Holloway’s speed and patience paid dividends compared to Clay Collard’s desire to brawl. Collard had the gas tank to approach this bout with his brawler-heavy moveset in the first couple minutes of the fight, but once his tank drained things began to get sloppy. Holloway’s technique almost awarded him a knockout victory in multiple...

Aug 23, 2014 7:58 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Vick Drops Lazaro Multiple Times en route to Big Decision Win

At the beginning of the bout, James Vick seemed to be a second faster than Valmir Lazaro. Vick was able to cut Lazaro off with jabs right down the middle that often cut off his opponent’s combinations. Lazaro would suffer this misfortune for most of the first round until he started finding success in taking...

Aug 23, 2014 6:59 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Magny Pulls Off Tough Decision Against Garcia

Neil Magny and Alex Garcia closed out the preliminary portion of the card on Fox Sports 2 with a welterweight bout. Magny spent the majority of the second and third rounds on his back, but it seemed he stayed busy enough to pull off the decision win. Magny locked up the first round by spending...

Aug 23, 2014 6:16 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Dariush Forces Martin to Submit in Round 2

Beneil Dariush took the backseat in the fight rather quick as Tony Martin established a comfortable striking range early on. Dariush was not doing well with adjusting to Martin changing levels and he ate some serious shots. Dariush overthrew on the majority of his punches which cut his combination-attempts short. Martin was grapple heavy and...

Aug 23, 2014 5:49 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Hobar Grapples His Way to Victory Against Phillips

Matt Hobar just picked up his first victory inside the octagon after tonight’s bout against Aaron Phillips. Hobar landed a takedown and was able to spend the remainder of the round (four minutes) on top. Phillips, however, worked as much as possible off his back by going for multiple submissions and landing four stiff up-kicks....

Aug 23, 2014 5:16 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Saunders Lands Rare Omoplata, Heatherly Submits in Round 1

Ben Saunders made waves during his UFC return when he submitted Chris Heatherly with a modified omoplata! Heatherly thought he wanted nothing to do with Saunders’ standup game so he shot for takedown. Heatherly landed the takedown, but it was Saunders who would capitalize for being on the ground. Saunders trapped Heatherly in a double-rubberguard...

Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Reis Earns Two Rounds in Decision Win Against Sanchez

Joby Sanchez and Wilson Reis kicked off tonight’s action with a bout on UFC Fight Pass. Both men shined in their performance tonight, but it was Reis who walked out of the octagon with his hands raised. Reis controlled most of the first round by dictating where the action went. He found little success with...

Aug 23, 2014 12:57 pm

“UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” Live Results Thread & Program Guide

Tonight, from Tulsa’s BOK Center, “UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” goes down live on FOX Sports 1. For preliminary card action, fans should tune in to FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass (Stream). In typical Fight Night fashion, BJPENN.COM will be providing live coverage of tonight’s event right here in this...