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Aug 30, 2015 1:57 pm

Ben Henderson explains ‘terrible’ performance at ADCC 2015

Former lightweight champion Ben Henderson represented the UFC at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club on Saturday and came up short in his first match and only of the day. “Bendo” got submitted by Abdukadirov Magomed. Magomed took the back of Henderson who shortly tapped out after getting trapped in a rear naked choke attempt. Henderson...

Apr 10, 2015 12:12 pm

Ben Henderson Has a Surprise For You

Ben Henderson and his wife have a surprise for everybody! Find out what it is by checking out the image and caption below! On behalf of everyone here at BJPENN.COM, congratulations Henderson family! A photo posted by Benson Henderson (@bensonhenderson) on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:09pm PDT Then comes a baby in a baby carriage....

Apr 4, 2015 2:59 pm

Michael Johnson Wants the Title and Ben Henderson!

“Ben’s a great competitor. He’s a former champion and he’s going to bring the fight to me. Nobody in this division can beat me right now at this point. I want that title and I’m going to hold it for as long as possible. If I get a fight with Ben, then that title fight...

Feb 22, 2015 9:12 pm

Michael Johnson on Calling Out Ben Henderson

After a phenomenal performance against Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 61, Michael Johnson put Ben Henderson on the hot seat when he called him out. During the post fight presser, Johnson mentioned that the call out was nothing personal and he simply wants bigger names. “He’s the only one open… I need some bigger...

Feb 1, 2015 12:50 am

Ben Henderson Moves Up to 170, Will Face Thatch at Fight Night 60

Ben Henderson is channeling his inner Donald Cerrone by stepping up to save “UFC Fight Night 60”! “Wonderboy” Stephen Thompson was forced out of the bout after suffering an injury and Thatch was in jeopardy of getting bumped off the card. After UFC 183 wrapped up, it was confirmed that Ben Henderson would be moving...

Jan 13, 2015 12:32 pm

Ben Henderson Says UFC Yet To Discuss Cerrone Fight With Him

… and they fight this weekend. (Insert *Shocked* Emoji) Former UFC lightweight champ, Ben “Smooth” Henderson was poised to face former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez, this weekend at UFC Fight Night Boston. Instead, and on two-weeks notice, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is coming in for an injured Eddie Alvarez. Just a minor detail in agenda for...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Oct 29, 2013 9:41 am

Ben Henderson wants to fight Rafael Dos Anjos next

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has not fought since losing his title to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164 in August. After suffering his first loss in two years at the hands of “Showtime,” which ended his seven-fight win streak, “Smooth” wants a bout that will get him closer to...

Oct 1, 2013 6:47 am

Pettis: ‘I had a separated shoulder’ against Ben Henderson at UFC 164

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was able to pull off a slick first-round submission victory over Benson Henderson at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, to claim the UFC’s lightweight title. The dominant victory showed that Pettis is every bit as dangerous on the ground, as he is on his feet. Submitting a Brazilian...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Mar 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Ben Henderson Is All For Increased Drug Testing | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has long been one of MMA’s foremost advocates against the use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport. Henderson continued that stance as he shared his support for increased testing with MMAFighting.com, which included his support of blood testing and random testing. “I’d be for increased testing. It keeps the...

Feb 6, 2013 10:29 am

Pettis: Aldo Tougher For Opponent Than Ben Henderson | UFC NEWS

“He’s good where I’m good — he likes to stand, trade and bang, and I feel like I’m more well-rounded and can offer him a big challenge…. Aldo is a tougher fight [than Ben Henderson] … that’s why I asked for it. He’s going through opponents like crazy. He just beat the last 155-pound champion....

Sep 24, 2017 7:14 am

After Bellator 183, Benson Henderson vows to ‘stop having close fights’

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 183, Benson Henderson fought to yet another split decision, this time opposite long-time Bellator contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Though Henderson has won his fare share of split decisions in the past, he lost this one. Whether the judges got it right or not (the MMA community didn’t...

Sep 24, 2017 6:02 am

MMA community reacts to Patricky Freire’s controversial decision defeat of Benson Henderson

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with the stacked Bellator 183. In the card’s main event, we watched former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson collide with long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. As is so often the case when it comes to Benson Henderson fights, this one was incredibly...

Sep 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Benson Henderson explains why Mayweather vs McGregor was bad for MMA

While the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight lived up to the excitement that many were hoping for, not everyone was thrilled. For example, former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator star Benson Henderson was not a fan of the matchup or even how things played out in the boxing ring. Henderson spoke with ESPN...

May 5, 2017 3:53 pm

Benson Henderson drops surprising ‘f bomb’ on Twitter, explains why

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has earned the reputation as one of the most polite, and well spoken fighters in the world. After fighting out his contract with the UFC, Henderson signed with Bellator MMA in 2016. In his first Bellator MMA fight, the former champ dropped a unanimous decision to Andrey Koreshkov at...

Apr 29, 2017 11:33 am

Benson Henderson planning summer return following knee surgery

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner for the past two years. Following a 2-fight win streak under the UFC banner in 2015, Henderson decided to test the free agency market, and ultimately opt to sign with Bellator MMA. Henderson made his promotional debut under the Bellator MMA...

Dec 3, 2016 12:56 pm

Benson Henderson has had a torn ACL in every Bellator fight

Former UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner throughout 2016. In April, ‘Smooth’ made his Bellator MMA debut as he stepped into the cage as a welterweight to fight Andrey Koreshkov for the Bellator welterweight championship. Unfortunately for the former UFC champ, he dropped a unanimous decision to Koreshkov....

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Benson Henderson reveals thoughts on ‘Big Country’s’ post-fight kick to referee

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had his own issues with referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, but ‘Smooth’ says he would never have considered kicking him, as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson did on Saturday. Following a crushing uppercut that sent opponent ‘Bigfoot’ Silva crashing to the mat, Nelson finished the fight with some ground-and-pound, causing...

Aug 30, 2016 2:41 pm

Benson Henderson rakes in $75k in first Bellator win, made $117k in final UFC fight

Bellator lightweight Benson Henderson made $75k in a winning effort over Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire on Friday in his second fight with the Spike-based promotion since leaving the UFC. But disclosed salary records show ‘Smooth’ made $117k in his final UFC fight in a split-decision victory over Jorge Masvidal in 2015. Benson’s $75k salary from Bellator 160 did not...