Benson Henderson

"Smooth"
28 8
Wins Losses
Birth date November 16, 1983 (age 36)
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

Benson Henderson
Bellator & Rizin: Japan
Dec 29, 2019
R –
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 #7 [LW]
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal
Nov 28, 2015
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Benson Henderson #5 [LW]
Brandon Thatch
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch
Feb 14, 2015
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R4 – 3:58
LOSS
Benson Henderson #5
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver
Jan 18, 2015
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson #1
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos
Aug 23, 2014
KO (punch)
R1 – 2:31
WIN
Benson Henderson #2
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Jun 7, 2014
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R4 – 1:16
WIN
Benson Henderson #1
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson
Jan 25, 2014
Decision (split)
R5 – 5:00
LOSS
Benson Henderson Champion
UFC 164
Aug 31, 2013
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 4:31
WIN
Benson Henderson Champion
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
Submission (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
Submission (punches)
R1 – 4:21