Henderson Chooses Bellator Gets Koreshkov For Welterweight Title At Bellator 153!
Bellator MMA landed one of the biggest free agents of all time. Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Smooth Henderson. Benson finished up his last fight with the UFC in November of 2015, as he hit the free agent market Smooth made it very clear he was going to explore his options. As time went by the two organizations that stood at the front of the line were UFC and Bellator. Henderson had made the move to welterweight in the UFC and with two straight at 170 Henderson felt that he was climbing the ranks to get a title shot. At the end of it all Bellator offered more than the UFC could. Benson will receive a title shot at his first Bellator event, it seems to most that Bellator offered Henderson a title shot right away and it seems the UFC wasn’t going to give the former champion that choice right away. With the announcement being made that current welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov will defend his title against Henderson at Bellator153 the MMA world were all glued to their social media accounts, the fact that Bellator can show that they can go out there and offer the big money to top free agents really opens the door to so many possibilities. With top free agents out there like Alistair Overeem and even Wanderlei Silva the door is wide open for Scott Coker and Bellator MMA.
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UFC Fight Night Hendricks Vs Thompson Results
Prelims on UFC FightPass
Artem Lobov (12-12-1) Vs Alex White (11-2) – After going 2 rounds the winner unanimous decision Alex White
Mickey Gall (2-0) Vs Mike Jackson (0-1) – In under a minute Mickey Gal gets the rear naked choke finish and now he gets Cm Punk
Prelims Continue on FS1
Noad Lahat (9-2) Vs Diego Rivas (7-0) – A flying knee in the 2nd round gets Diego Rivas the victory.
Ray Borg (9-2) Vs Justin Scoggins (11-2) – After 3 rounds Justin Scoggins gets the win. A well deserved victory.
Derrick Lewis (14-4) Vs Damian Grabowski (20-3) – A TKO finish for Derrick Lewis in the 1st round.
Josh Burkman (29-12) Vs KJ Noons (12-8) – After 3 rounds the winner by unanimous decision Josh Burkman
Main Card On Fox
Mike Pyle (27-11-1) Vs Sean Spencer (12-5) – Mike Pyle gets the 3rd round finish by TKOMisha Cirkunov (11-2) Vs Alex Nicholson (6-2) – Misha Cirkunov gets the 2nd round rear naked choke finish.Joseph Benavidez (24-4) Vs Zach Makovsky (19-7) – After 3 rounds the winner by unanimous decision Joseph BenavidezOvince Saint Preux (19-7) Vs Rafael Feijao (12-7) – OSP gets the unanimous decision victory after going the distance.Roy Nelson (22-12) Vs Jared Rosholt (14-3) – After 3 rounds the winner by unanimous decision Roy NelsonJohny Hendricks (17-4) Vs Stephen Thompson (12-1) – A 1st round TKO victory for Stephen Thompson