Benson Henderson

"Smooth"
28 10
Wins Losses
Birth date November 16, 1983 (age 37)
Birth place Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Reach 71 in (1.80 m)
Former UFC Lightweight Champion
Former WEC Lightweight Champion
Former WEC Lightweight Interim Champion

UFC Rankings

Fights

LOSS
Benson Henderson
Jason Jackson
Bellator 253
Nov 19, 2020
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson
Bellator 243
Aug 7, 2020
KO (punches)
R1 – 2:09
WIN
Benson Henderson
Bellator 227
Sep 27, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Adam Piccolotti
Bellator 220
Apr 27, 2019
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Saad Awad
Bellator 208
Oct 13, 2018
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Roger Huerta
Bellator 196
Apr 6, 2018
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 0:49
LOSS
Benson Henderson
Patricky Freire
Bellator 183
Sep 23, 2017
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson
Bellator 165
Nov 19, 2016
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Bellator 160
Aug 26, 2016
TKO (leg injury)
R2 – 2:26
LOSS
Benson Henderson
Bellator 153
Apr 22, 2016
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal
Nov 28, 2015
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Brandon Thatch
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch
Feb 14, 2015
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R4 – 3:58
LOSS
Benson Henderson
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver
Jan 18, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Aug 23, 2014
KO (punch)
R1 – 2:31
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Jun 7, 2014
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R4 – 1:16
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson
Jan 25, 2014
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson
UFC 164
Aug 31, 2013
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 4:31
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr 20, 2013
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz
Dec 8, 2012
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC 150
Aug 11, 2012
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC 144
Feb 26, 2012
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos
Nov 12, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle
Aug 14, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Mark Bocek
UFC 129
Apr 30, 2011
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson
WEC 53
Dec 16, 2010
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
WEC 48
Apr 24, 2010
Submission (guillotine choke)
R1 – 1:57
WIN
Benson Henderson
WEC 46
Jan 10, 2010
Submission (guillotine choke)
R3 – 2:41
WIN
Benson Henderson
WEC 43
Oct 10, 2009
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Shane Roller
WEC 40
Apr 5, 2009
TKO (punches)
R1 – 1:41
WIN
Benson Henderson
Anthony Njokuani
WEC 38
Jan 25, 2009
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 0:42
WIN
Benson Henderson
Diego Saraiva
Evolution MMA
Oct 4, 2008
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson
Ricardo Tirloni
MFC 17: Hostile Takeover
Jul 25, 2008
Submission (guillotine choke)
R2 – 3:49
WIN
Benson Henderson
Mike Maestas
MFC 16: Anger Management
May 9, 2008
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R3 – 4:11
WIN
Benson Henderson
Bryan Corley
Victory FC 21: Infamous
Dec 7, 2007
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 2:36
WIN
Benson Henderson
David Dagloria
Ultimate Combat Experience: Round 26: Episode 12
Jun 23, 2007
TKO (submission to punches)
R1 – 1:45
LOSS
Benson Henderson
Rocky Johnson
Battlequest 5: Avalanche
Mar 31, 2007
Technical Submission (anaconda choke)
R1 – 0:46
WIN
Benson Henderson
Allen Williams
Victory FC 18: Hitmen
Feb 16, 2007
TKO (punches)
R1 – 1:37
WIN
Benson Henderson
Dan Gregary
Midwest Championship Fighting: Genesis
Nov 18, 2006
TKO (submission to punches)
R1 – 4:21