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Benson Henderson Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 30-11-0

Henderson was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to a Korean mother and an African American father. Benson has an older brother, Julius, who was born in Korea. He was raised in Federal Way, Washington. When Henderson was approximately 9 years old, his mother, Song, insisted that he take Tae Kwon Do lessons with his brother. "She's Korean, I'm half-Korean, and it's the traditional Korean martial art, so she wanted us to do that to get a little bit of the culture and tradition," he says. Both Benson and his brother attained black belts in Tae Kwon Do.

Last Fight: Peter Queally
Age: 38
Height 5'9"
Weight 155 lbs
Nick Name: "Smooth"
Nationality: United States
Association: MMA Lab
30 Wins
KO / TKO
5
16%
Submission
11
36%
Decisions
16
53%
11 Losses
KO / TKO
2
18%
Submission
2
18%
Decisions
7
63%

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Residence Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Style Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Southpaw
Team MMA Lab
Rank Black belt in Taekwondo Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Crouch
Wrestling NAIA Wrestling
Years active 2006–present
University Dana College

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Benson Henderson next fight?
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Benson Henderson last fight?
Benson Henderson won his last fight against Peter Queally by Decision (Unanimous) on Sep. 23, 2022 at Bellator 285 - Henderson vs. Queally.
Is Benson Henderson retired?
Benson Henderson last fought Peter Queally 10 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Benson Henderson?
Benson Henderson has a 73% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 75% of his fights.
Out of the 32 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -249 favorite, and out of 24 favored matches, he has won 66% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 8 matches, with a win rate of 75% and an odds average of +174.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 32 of Benson Henderson betting fights, you would have made $865.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $866.
Where is Benson Henderson from?
Benson Henderson is from Glendale, Arizona, United States.
Did Benson Henderson go to college?
Benson Henderson attended Dana College.
Has Benson Henderson ever been knocked out?
Benson Henderson has lost 2 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Punches) from Michael Chandler on Aug. 07, 2020 at Bellator 243 - Chandler vs. Henderson 2
How long has Benson Henderson been fighting?
Benson Henderson has been fighting for a period of 15 years 8 months and 14 days, his first fight was on Dec. 09, 2006 at ROF 27 - Collision Course. He has accumalated roughly 9 hours, 35 minutes and 33 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Peter Queally Bellator 285 - Henderson vs. Queally
Sep/23/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Kevin MacDonald 5 5:00
win Islam Mamedov Bellator 273 - Bader vs. Moldavsky
Jan/29/2022
Decision (Split) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
loss Brent Primus Bellator 268 - Nemkov vs. Anglickas
Oct/16/2021
Decision (Unanimous) Ryan Brueggeman 3 5:00
loss Jason Jackson Bellator 253 - Caldwell vs. McKee
Nov/19/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Mike Beltran 3 5:00
loss Michael Chandler Bellator 243 - Chandler vs. Henderson 2
Aug/07/2020
KO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 2:09
win Myles Jury Bellator 227 - Gallagher vs. Salazar
Sep/27/2019
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
win Adam Piccolotti Bellator 220 - MacDonald vs. Fitch
Apr/27/2019
Decision (Split) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Saad Awad Bellator 208 - Fedor vs. Sonnen
Oct/13/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Rob Hinds 3 5:00
win Roger Huerta Bellator 196 - Henderson vs. Huerta
Apr/06/2018
Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 0:49
loss Patricky Freire Bellator 183 - Henderson vs. Freire
Sep/23/2017
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Michael Chandler Bellator 165 - Chandler vs. Henderson
Nov/19/2016
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Patricio Freire Bellator 160 - Henderson vs. Pitbull
Aug/26/2016
TKO (Leg Injury) John McCarthy 2 2:26
loss Andrey Koreshkov Bellator 153 - Koreshkov vs. Henderson
Apr/22/2016
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Jorge Masvidal UFC Fight Night 79 - Henderson vs. Masvidal
Nov/28/2015
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Brandon Thatch UFC Fight Night 60 - Henderson vs. Thatch
Feb/14/2015
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 4 3:58
loss Donald Cerrone UFC Fight Night 59 - McGregor vs. Siver
Jan/18/2015
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Rafael dos Anjos UFC Fight Night 49 - Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Aug/23/2014
KO (Punch) John McCarthy 1 2:31
win Rustam Khabilov UFC Fight Night 42 - Henderson vs. Khabilov
Jun/07/2014
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Mario Yamasaki 4 1:16
win Josh Thomson UFC on Fox 10 - Henderson vs. Thomson
Jan/25/2014
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 5 5:00
loss Anthony Pettis UFC 164 - Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Aug/31/2013
Submission (Armbar) Herb Dean 1 4:31
win Gilbert Melendez UFC on Fox 7 - Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr/20/2013
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Nate Diaz UFC on Fox 5 - Henderson vs. Diaz
Dec/08/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Frankie Edgar UFC 150 - Henderson vs. Edgar 2
Aug/11/2012
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Frankie Edgar UFC 144 - Edgar vs. Henderson
Feb/26/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 5 5:00
win Clay Guida UFC on Fox 1 - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Nov/12/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Jim Miller UFC Live 5 - Hardy vs. Lytle
Aug/14/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win Mark Bocek UFC 129 - St. Pierre vs. Shields
Apr/30/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Anthony Pettis WEC 53 - Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec/16/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Donald Cerrone WEC 48 - Aldo vs. Faber
Apr/24/2010
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Herb Dean 1 1:57
win Jamie Varner WEC 46 - Varner vs. Henderson
Jan/10/2010
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Herb Dean 3 2:41
win Donald Cerrone WEC 43 - Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct/10/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 5 5:00
win Shane Roller WEC 40 - Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr/05/2009
TKO (Punches) Scott Fisher 1 1:41
win Anthony Njokuani WEC 38 - Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan/25/2009
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Josh Rosenthal 2 0:42
win Diego Saraiva EVO MMA - Evolution MMA
Oct/04/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Neil Sarembock 3 5:00
win Ricardo Tirloni MFC 17 - Hostile Takeover
Jul/25/2008
Submission (Guillotine Choke) John Braak 2 3:49
win Mike Maestas MFC 16 - Anger Management
May/09/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3 4:11
win Bryan Corley VFC 21 - Infamous
Dec/07/2007
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:36
win David Dagloria UCE - Round 26 - Episode 12
Jun/23/2007
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:45
loss Rocky Johnson Battlequest 5 - Avalanche
Mar/31/2007
Submission (Anaconda Choke) Adam Martinez 1 0:46
win Allen Williams VFC 18 - Hitmen
Feb/16/2007
TKO (Punches) 1 1:37
win Dan Gregary Midwest Championship Fighting - Genesis
Nov/18/2006
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 4:21
loss Chad Klingensmith
Amateur Fight
ROF 27 - Collision Course
Dec/09/2006
TKO (Punch) Curtis Thrasher 2 1:47