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Saturday, Aug 08, 2020

Bellator 243: Michael Chandler Quickly Takes Out Benson Henderson

A victorious Michael Chandler (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

Benson Henderson and Michael Chandler battled for five rounds the first time they fought in 2016. But, at Bellator 243 on Friday, Chandler quickly made sure that wouldn’t happen again.

The former lightweight champ dropped Henderson a couple of minutes into the card’s headliner with a booming left, and finished the fight with follow-up punches.

In their first meeting at Bellator 165, Chandler won the fight via split decision. Friday’s bout was the last on Chandler’s Bellator contract.

Here are the complete results for Bellator 243, which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Bellator 243: Chandler vs. Henderson 2 Main Card:

Michael Chandler (21-5) defeated Benson Henderson (28-9) via knockout (punches) at 2:09 of round one

Timothy Johnson (14-6) defeated Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC) via TKO (punches) at 3:14 of round one

Myles Jury (19-5) defeated Georgi Karakhanyan (29-10-1, 1 NC) via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Sabah Homasi (14-8) defeated Curtis Millender (18-6) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:

Adam Borics (15-1) defeated Mike Hamel (7-4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cris Lencioni (7-2) defeated AJ Agazarm (3-2) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Valerie Loureda (3-0) defeated Tara Graff (1-2) via TKO (punches) at 5:00 of round two

Grant Neal (4-0) defeated Hamza Salim (5-3) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-24)

Charlie Campbell (2-1) defeated Nainoa Dung (3-2) via TKO (leg kicks) at 1:42 of round two

Dalton Rosta (3-0) defeated Mark Gardner (1-2) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage – cut) at 5:00 of round one

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:05 am
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