Bellator 196 Results: Henderson’s First Win Since 2016
It has been two years since Benson Henderson pulled off a victory inside the Bellator cage, when he defeated Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 160, and over three years since his last submission victory while a member of the UFC roster. At Bellator 196, “Smooth” found his way to get past both of those skids and take down Roger Huerta in the main event in Budapest.
In the co-main event of the card, Adam Borics took down Teodor Nikolov with a flying knee in the second round that would keep Borics undefeated at 11-0.
Former Penn State Wrestler, Ed Ruth also remained undefeated by defeating veteran Ion Pascu in a featured bout on the card.
Complete Bellator 196: Henderson vs. Huerta Results:
Benson Henderson (25-8) defeated Roger Huerta (24-10-1, 1 NC) via submission (guillotine) at :49 of round two
Adam Borics (7-0) defeated Teodor Nikolov (11-2) via KO at 1:30 of round two
Denise Kielholtz (2-1) defeated Petra Castkova (3-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Brian Moore (11-6) defeated Giorgio Belsanti (7-7-1) via submission (guillotine) at 2:46 of round one
Ed Ruth (5-0) defeated Ion Pascu (17-8) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Norbert Novenyi (2-0) defeated Mehmet Yueksel (2-4) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:42 of round one