Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson is an MMA fighter. He is currently signed to Bellator MMA.

Before signing with Bellator MMA, he competed with the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). He was the Lightweight Champion in both organizations.

Combat Sports fighter Benson Henderson has his hand raised following a bout at an event
Benson Henderson has his hand raised following a bout at an event (Photo by Benson Henderson/Instagram)

He fights out of Glendale, Arizona. He has been competing in Mixed Martial Arts since 2006.

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The southpaw has competed in 40 career professional fights, as of June 2022.

He is tied with B.J. Penn, Frankie Edgar, and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the most consecutive Lightweight title defenses. All three had three title defenses.

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Outside of MMA, Henderson has a black belt in Taekwondo. He also has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Crouch. 

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