Bellator 153: Andrey Koreshkov Cruises to Win Over Benson Henderson
By FCF Staff
Andrey Koreshkov spoiled the Bellator debut of Benson Henderson in dominant fashion tonight, as the welterweight champ outscored and battered the UFC veteran.
Koreshkov punished Henderson with a hard kicks and punches from the beginning of the bout, and on a couple of occasions, floored the former UFC champ. Henderson hung in there, and repeatedly attempted to take Koreshkov to the mat, but was unable to do so. After the bout, Koreshkov was awarded a unanimous decision win by a 50-45 margin, by all three judges.
Here are the main card results for Bellator 153, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Bellator MMA Welterweight Championship
Andrey Koreshkov def. Benson Henderson via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire def. Henry Corrales via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 4:09
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos def. Brennan Ward via submission (heel hook) R1. 0:30
Brent Primus def. Gleristone Santos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Michael Page def. Jeremie Holloway via submission (toe hold) R1, 2:15