Bellator 285: Benson Henderson Wins By Decision, Yoel Romero Crushes Melvin Manhoef
Peter Queally’s headliner in his home country didn’t go as planned.
Benson Henderson pulled an upset against Queally, defeating him by unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator 285 on Friday.
Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champion, had a steady takedown strategy.
“Man, Peter is tough as heck,” Henderson said after the fight.
“I know I landed a couple of super clean good elbows, and he just looked at me and came forward. I was like, ‘Holy [c—]!’ That dang ‘Zombie’ song — he’s a zombie.”
The co-main event was between former UFC fighter and legend Yoel Romero against MMA’s Mike Tyson, Melvin Manhoef, in the light heavyweight division.
Romero won the first round using his grappling and the second round with several good punches.
In the final round, Romero went for a takedown and finished the fight on the ground. With his elbows, he knocked his rival out cold.
𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗦𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗛! 🔥
Devastating ground and pound from @YoelRomeroMMA to score a huge win in Dublin! 🇮🇪#Bellator285 | 🇺🇸 @SHOSports | 🇬🇧 @BBCThree pic.twitter.com/ATGkohqPNP
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) September 23, 2022
Check out the rest of the results below:
- Benson Henderson def Peter Queally Unanimous Dec
- Yoel Romero def Melvin Manhoef KO/TKO, 3:34 R3
- Leah McCourt def Dayana Silva Unanimous Dec
- Pedro Carvalho def Mads Burnell Unanimous Dec
- Ciaran Clarke def Rafael Hudson Sub, 2:50 R3
- Karl Moore def Karl Albrektsson Sub, 3:36 R2
- Brian Moore def A. Lima da Silva Unanimous Dec
- Brett Johns def Jordan Winski Unanimous Dec
- Darragh Kelly def Kye Stevens Unanimous Dec
- Kane Mousah def G. Karakhanyan Unanimous Dec
- Kenny Mokhonoana def Alex Bodnar Sub, 2:42 R1
- Asaël Adjoudj def Jordan Barton KO/TKO, 2:39 R1
- Luca Poclit def Dante Schiro Sub, 4:31 R2