Bellator 292 outcomes: Outdated UFC champ Benson Henderson retires after first-round loss to Usman Nurmagomedov
Benson Henderson has known as it a profession.
It took Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) all of two:37 to enact Henderson (30-12 MMA, 7-7 BMMA) and defend his Bellator gentle-weight championship at Bellator 292.
In the fundamental tournament of Friday’s tournament at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., Nurmagomedov submitted Henderson with a rear-bare choke after a place apart a question to ticket kick floored the aged UFC champion in the opening seconds.
Henderson recovered from the initial knockdown, even supposing he changed into continuously punished with practice-up punches. Nurmagomedov shifted to the succor and worked for a submission. First and fundamental, Henderson defended but after he scooted to the cage, Nurmagomedov feeble his punches, stumbled on a grip on the neck, squeezed, and acquired the tap.
After the fight, Henderson launched his retirement within the cage in an interview with analyst John McCarthy. Henderson, who had two extra fights left on his Bellator contract, mentioned he told himself earlier than signing the deal that if he misplaced, he’d call it quits. Friday, he made licensed on that promise.
Henderson, 39, finishes with a prolonged resume of high-stage accolades. He’s a aged UFC gentle-weight champion and aged WEC gentle-weight champion. Victories consist of Frankie Edgar, Josh Thomson, Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone, and Patricio Freire.
With the victory in a bout that served as a large prix quarterfinal, Nurmagomedov advances to the semifinal round in opposition to the winner of a Bellator 295 bout between Mansour Barnaoui and Brent Primus in Could well per chance furthermore.
Up-to-the-minute Bellator 292 outcomes consist of:
Alexander Shabliy def. Tofiq Musayev by TKO – Spherical 3, 0:29
Linton Vassell def. Valentin Moldavsky by KO (ground-and-pound) – Spherical 1, 3:03
Michael Web page def. Goiti Yamauchi by KO (leg kick) – Spherical 1, 0:26.
Enrique Barzola def. Erik Perez by unanimous chance (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Josh Hill def. Cass Bell by split chance (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Khalid Murtazaliev def. Tony Johnson by unanimous chance (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov def. Julius Anglickas by unanimous chance (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Laird Anderson def. Rogelio Luna by submission (rear-bare choke) – Spherical 1, 2;41.
Theo Haig def. Adam Wamsley by submission (guillotine choke) Spherical 1, 3:01.
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