Archive: benson henderson

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...

Aug 22, 2014 2:54 pm

STAREDOWNS! UFC Fight Night 49 Edition

If you missed today’s UFC Fight Night 49 weigh-ins stream, you missed all the staredowns from tomorrow night’s competitors. Here’s another: Mike Pyle vs. Jordan Mein: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2014 2:35 pm

“UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos” Weigh-In Results

Today, from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center, the UFC Fight Night 49 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. Here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos (155) vs. Benson Henderson (155.5) Jordan Mein (170.25) vs. Mike Pyle (170.75) Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. Thales Leites (185.25) Clay...

Aug 22, 2014 1:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 49: Open Workout Highlight

Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos hit the mat Thursday during the Fight Night Tulsa open workout ahead of their main event bout Saturday night. Also see Jordan Mein and Mike Pyle. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2014 11:28 am

Signature Moves: Benson Henderson

Watch Benson Henderson’s moves in ultra-slow motion, as the UFC’s former lightweight champion teaches his most powerful techniques with lasting impact. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2014 5:00 am

Rafael dos Anjos: ‘I see a lot of holes in Benson Henderson’s game’

In this weekend’s UFC Main Event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson takes on top contender Rafael dos Anjos. It may be easy, for fight fans, to count the Brazilian fighter out, he tells FOX Sports that Benson has holes in his game. Check it: “He’s a tough guy, a former champion,...

Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Bendo: ‘I’m a sinner, and I need Christ in my life’

“I definitely think about quite a bit. It’s something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian. It’s very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it. That’s who I am. I’m not going to...

Jul 30, 2014 10:04 am

UFC on FOX 12 pulls in 2.5 million viewers, 3.4 million for the main event

The ratings are in for last weeks UFC on Fox 12 event, featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown as the main event. The final numbers officially came in on Tuesday, and showed a combined 2.5 million viewers. In comparison, every other event that has aired on Fox outside of football season has had virtually identical...

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jul 21, 2014 8:14 am

UFC Fight Night 49 Card Finalized

The card for UFC Fight Night 49 has been finalized with six fights on the main card, which takes place on Fox Sports 1. Headlining the card will be Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos. The card is as follows: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson Francis...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 18, 2014 5:03 am

Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos To Headline UFC FN 49

It looks like Benson Henderson won’t get a long layoff after his submission win over Rustam Khabilov earlier this month. Now the former lightweight champion is slated to face Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23rd at the BOK Center in Tulsa Oklahoma at UFC Fight Night 49. After losing his lightweight title to Anthony Pettis...

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Jason High Comments On UFC Release: ‘Push Steroids, Not Refs’

Former UFC welterweight turned lightweight made a critical error last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42 when he pushed a referee. (Replay HERE) He was immediately released from the UFC, and following that release and all the PED fall-out in the UFC, High took to twitter with the following: Push steroids, not referees. #NOTED —...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Bendo: ‘I will take on all the next top contenders’

“I can understand how people would take that, but no, I don’t have anything bad to say against Pettis. I’m not taking shots.’Shots fired, shots fired.’ I’m not taking shots at Anthony Pettis or anything like that. Truly, the belt is not being defended as many times as the it had been previously. If the...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

Jun 11, 2014 5:01 am

Ben Henderson Discusses Win Over Khabilov

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his win over Rustam Khabilov, check it out. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit