Thursday, May 19, 2022

Benson Henderson To Challenge For Title In Bellator MMA Debut

Bellator wasted no time beginning their promotion for their most recent talent acquisition, as the company announced on Tuesday their plans for former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson’s debut fight.

Henderson, a former 155-pound champion in the WEC and UFC, has compiled a 2-0 record in his last two fights, which were his first two fights in the 170-pound welterweight division. Once he straps on the Bellator gloves for the first time, “Smooth” Benson will look to continue his winning ways in the welterweight division, as he will be challenging for the Bellator 170-pound title in his first fight with the promotion.

Benson Henderson (23-5) will challenge Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (18-1) in his debut fight for the company in April. Tickets for the fight go on sale this Friday, February 5th and a special pre-sale for Bellator Nation members begins on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Bellator 153: Henderson vs. Koreshkov is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 22nd from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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