MICHAEL CHANDLER – BEN HENDERSON 2 FIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE AT BELLATOR 244
Former UFC champion Benson Henderson (28-8) will have a rematch with former Bellator champion Michael Chandler (20-5) in the next fight.
For the first time these fighters met in 2016, then the victory went to Chandler by a separate decision of judges.
Benson Henderson had extreme fights in the lightweight division, where he picked up a victory over Patricio Freire (30-4), who retired from the race due to injury, succumbed to a separate decision to Michael Chandler and Patriki Freire (23-9), in 2018 strangled Roger Huerta (24-12-1) and in a row defeated Saad Evad (23-13), Adam Piccolotti (12-3) and miles Juri (18-5). Before that, the American made three appearances in the Welterweight division: he finished Brandon Tatch (11-5) and won by split decision Jorge Masvidal (35-13), then moved to Bellator, where he was completely defeated by Andrey Koreshkov (22-4). Recently, Henderson often went into the cage with an injury and was going to end his career in 2017.
14 of the 25 fights Henderson won ended prematurely, with 9 of them — the surrender of the opponent.
To date, Benson Henderson is 36 years old, his height is 175 cm, and his experience in professional MMA is 13 years.
Michael Chandlermichael Chandler suffered his first defeat at the end of 2013, losing by split decision to Eddie Alvarez (30-7). This was followed by a similar loss to will Brooks (20-5-1) and a rematch in which Brooks won by knockout, after which Chandler rehabilitated himself by defeating Derek Campos (20-10), David Rickels (21-6) and Patrick Freire in a rematch, as well as Ben Henderson. Next, Chandler faced Brent Primus (10-1) and lost the belt due to injury, in 2018 he defeated Goichi Yamauchi (25-4), Brandon Geertz (16-9) and Primus in a title rematch, and in the past was knocked out in Superboy by Featherweight champion Patricio Freire and knocked out Sidney Outlaw (14-4).
15 of the 20 matches Chandler won ended early, with 8 of them by knockout.
To date, Michael Chandler is 33 years old, his height is 173 cm, and his experience of performing in prof. MMA is 10 years.
JUSTIN GAETHJE: “I WILL HIT WHITE IF HE GIVES MCGREGOR A REMATCH WITH KHABIB”
UFC’s top lightweight Justin Gatzhi (21-2) said that he would hit UFC President Dane white if he gave Conor McGregor (22-4) the opportunity to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) to avoid a fight with him .
“What happens if they organize a Habib – McGregor 2 fight? I’m going to get fired because I’m going to hit white right on his fucking nose. If you take that away from me, I’ll give you a fucking fight.
It won’t be fair, and I’m not going to stand for it . I am a balanced person and respect the boss , but if they do that, there will be a war” ” Gatji said.