Usman Nurmagomedov places his light-weight title on the road towards former UFC champion Benson Henderson in tonight’s Bellator 292 foremost occasion.
Nurmagomedov (17-0 MMA) will likely be returning to motion for the primary time since claiming the light-weight world title with a unanimous determination victory over Patricky Pitbull. The Russian phenom has gone 5-0 since becoming a member of the Bellator ranks in April of 2021.
In the meantime, Benson Henderson (30-12 MMA) will enter the Bellator 292 headliner sporting a two-fight profitable streak, his most up-to-date being a unanimous determination victory over Peter Queally this previous September. ‘Bendo‘ has gone 6-3 over his previous 9 fights general.
Spherical certainly one of tonight’s Bellator 292 foremost occasion title battle begins and Benson Henderson lands a low kick. Nurmagomedov with a entrance kick up the center after which one other. He lands an enormous kick and ‘Bendo’ is down. Usman jumps on him with floor and pound. Henderson appears to be like to scramble however Nurmagomedov takes his again. Extra heavy pictures from the champion. He locks in his hooks and begins to setup a rear-naked choke try. Benson is doing a superb job of defending for now. Nonetheless three minutes remaining on this opening spherical. Henderson scoots to recover from to the cage. Usman Nurmagomedov locks in a choke. That is actually tight. Benson Henderson faucets and this one is throughout. WOW!
Usman strikes FIRST! 😱
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Official Bellator 292 Outcome: Usman Nurmagomedov def. Benson Henderson by way of submission (rear-naked choke) in Spherical 1
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