Bellator 268 Takes Place Live Tonight On Showtime

Bellator 268 takes place live tonight from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The World Light-heavyweight Grand Prix continues and if the fights in that tournament aren’t intriguing to you, then the lightweight bout on the main card should be, and it does not seem to be getting enough attention. Two former lightweight champions are […]

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Bellator 268 takes place live tonight from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The World Light-heavyweight Grand Prix continues and if the fights in that tournament aren’t intriguing to you, then the lightweight bout on the main card should be, and it does not seem to be getting enough attention.

Two former lightweight champions are squaring off on this card and the matchup is so good, picking a winner might be difficult. The #3-ranked lightweight Benson Henderson faces off against former lightweight champion Brent Primus. It can be easy to forget how good of a grappler Primus is, so their jiu-jitsu just might cancel each other’s grappling out. It’s a hard one to call, but it should be fun to watch.

MMA News will have the results and highlights from tonight’s Bellator 268 card at the conclusion of the event! You can check out the full fight card and where to watch here:

BELLATOR 268: Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals MAIN CARD: Saturday, Oct. 16 – live on SHOWTIME 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT 

Light Heavyweight World Title Main Event: Champion-Vadim Nemkov (14-2) vs. No. 5-Julius Anglickas (10-1)

Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinal: No. 1-Ryan Bader (28-6, 1 NC) vs. No. 2-Corey Anderson (15-5)

Lightweight Bout: No. 3-Benson Henderson (28-10) vs. Brent Primus (10-2)

Featherweight Bout: Henry Corrales (18-6) vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko (16-2)

BELLATOR 268: Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semi-Finals PRELIMINARY CARD:

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Saturday, Oct. 16  p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Light Heavyweight Bout: No. 10-Karl Albrektsson (12-3) vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (18-6-1)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Sullivan Cauley (1-0) vs. Deon Clash (1-0)

Lightweight Bout: Nick Browne (11-1) vs. Bobby Lee (12-6)

Middleweight Bout: Javier Torres (11-5, 1 NC) vs. Gregory Milliard (12-6)

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Sumiko Inaba (2-0) vs. Randi Field (2-0)

Lightweight Bout: Lance Gibson Jr. (4-0) vs. Raymond Pina (9-4)

Bantamweight Bout: Jaylon Bates (3-0) vs. Raphael Montini (6-4, 1 NC)

Welterweight Bout: Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-1) vs. Jaleel Willis (15-2)

Amateur Strawweight Bout: Maria Henderson (1-0) vs. Collette Santiago (0-2)  

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Maria Henderson, Benson Henderson’s Wife, Wins MMA Debut At LFA 100

Maria HendersonMaria Henderson showed the world that her husband isn’t the only one who can handle himself inside of the cage. The wife of current Bellator star and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Maria made her MMA debut on the historic LFA 100 card. The amateur strawweight bout between her and Amanda Mitchell served as […]

Maria Henderson

Maria Henderson showed the world that her husband isn’t the only one who can handle himself inside of the cage.

The wife of current Bellator star and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Maria made her MMA debut on the historic LFA 100 card. The amateur strawweight bout between her and Amanda Mitchell served as the cards opening bout and both women’s debut. After three hard rounds, Henderson was named the winner by unanimous decision.

Despite her background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Henderson kept the fight on her feet throughout the contest. Standing in the southpaw stance, she utilized an effective body kick to keep her opponent at bay through the first round. After some words of encourage from her husband in her corner, Henderson pushed Mitchell up against the fence and worked in a number of knees in the clinch. Both fighters were noticeably tired during the third round, but dug deep to exchange big shots until the final horn. After getting the nod, Henderson spoke to Michael Chiesa about the lead-up to the fight.

“It felt great,” Henderson said. “I didn’t know where I was going to fight my first fight, but my husband was out here a couple months ago and talked to Marc, and I had my baby six months ago and it was like three months after my baby was born, and he was like, ‘I got you a fight!’ I was like, ‘Let’s go!’ LFA is a great promotion.”

When asked about where she wanted her career to go, Henderson made it clear that she is taking her fighting future step-by-step. However, that isn’t stopping her from having some fairly lofty goals.

“Obviously, the UFC would be great. I would really love to fight with my husband once. I’m biased, but I think it would be cool. They always have couples in MMA, but I plan to be a staple name like my husband, be the best pound-for-pound. I’m not in it to be an Instagram star. I want to be the best. I want to show moms out there you can do whatever you want. I had a lot of people doubting me, like I couldn’t do it because I’ve had four kids. You see moms with one kid, maybe two kids, but I have four kids, all within five years. I plan on being a staple, and I think I proved that.”

Do you think Maria Henderson could one day be a contender? Let us know!

Benson Henderson Returns Against Jason Jackson At Bellator 253

Benson Henderson is looking to get back into the win column. Henderson, who is coming off a KO loss to Michael Chandler, is set to return on November 19 at Bellator 253 against Jason Jackson. Jackson announced the fight on Instagram and MMANews was abl…

Benson Henderson is looking to get back into the win column. Henderson, who is coming off a KO loss to Michael Chandler, is set to return on November 19 at Bellator 253 against Jason Jackson. Jackson announced the fight on Instagram and MMANews was able to confirm with promotional officials. The fight will serve as […]

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VIDEO | Michael Chandler Sleeps Benson Henderson Inside One Round

Michael ChandlerFormer Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler squared off against Benson Henderson last night in an eagerly anticipated rematch. The pair previously met at Bellator 165 in November 2016 – Chandler picked up a split decision victory in that fight. Three years on and the former UFC champion Henderson was riding an impressive four-fight win streak […]

Michael Chandler

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler squared off against Benson Henderson last night in an eagerly anticipated rematch. The pair previously met at Bellator 165 in November 2016 – Chandler picked up a split decision victory in that fight.

Three years on and the former UFC champion Henderson was riding an impressive four-fight win streak into his Bellator 243 main event against Chandler who is on the verge of becoming a free agent. The 34-year-old has spoken with excitement about the prospect of competing in the UFC or ONE Championship now that his Bellator contract is done.

Chandler clearly wanted to make a statement to any potential employers watching last night and did so by picking up a huge first-round knockout victory against the usually tough Henderson – check it out below.

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Watch: Michael Chandler Sleeps Benson Henderson At Bellator 243

Michael Chandler accomplished a rare feat against Benson Henderson. Chandler and Henderson shared the cage a second time at Bellator 243. Back in 2016, Chandler defeated “Bendo” via split decision. The judges weren’t needed this go-ar…

Michael Chandler accomplished a rare feat against Benson Henderson. Chandler and Henderson shared the cage a second time at Bellator 243. Back in 2016, Chandler defeated “Bendo” via split decision. The judges weren’t needed this go-around. That’s because Chandler knocked out Henderson with punches in the rematch within the opening frame. Chandler had been saying […]

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MMA Elite Status: 10 Lightweights Who Have Built Legacies

The lightweight division in MMA has probably featured more back-and-forth wars in the sport than any other division. While the UFC always seems to set the bar, there are fighters in other promotions that have put in the work and won titles all over the…

The lightweight division in MMA has probably featured more back-and-forth wars in the sport than any other division. While the UFC always seems to set the bar, there are fighters in other promotions that have put in the work and won titles all over the landscape of the sport. Some still fight, even when they […]

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