Former UFC Lightweight world champion Benson Henderson’s wife Maria Henderson just made her promotional debut at Bellator 268 and came out victorious in the very first round. This marks only her second amateur MMA fight after she won her first in February at LFA 100 against another debutante. She faced Collette Santiago in the very first fight of the night, and wasted no time at all in locking up a rear-naked choke that earned her the win.
Benson himself was also fighting later on in the night on the main card against former Bellator Lightweight world champion Brent Primus, but he wasn’t able to replicate the same success. He showcased some of the same phenomenal grappling that he’s been known for throughout his professional MMA career, but Primus had the advantage from start to finish and won a unanimous decision on the judge’s scorecards.
Bellator 268 Full Results
Vadim Nemkov defeats Julius Anglickas via Submission – Kimura
Corey Anderson defeats Ryan Bader via TKO
Brent Primus defeats Benson Henderson via Decision – Unanimous
Henry Corrales defeats Vladyslav Parubchenko via Decision – Unanimous
Karl Albrektsson defeats Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via Decision – Unanimous
Mukhamed Berkhamov defeats Jaleel Willis via Submission – Guillotine
Nick Browne defeats Bobby Lee via Submissions – Kneebar
Javier Torres defeats Gregory Milliard via Decision – Split
Sumiko Inaba defeats Randi Field via Submission – Arm-triangle Choke
Lance Gibson Jr. defeats Raymond Pina via TKO
Jaylon Bates defeats Raphael Montini via Submission – Armbar
Sullivan Cayley defeats Deon Clash via TKO
Maria Henderson defeats Collette Santiago via Submission – Rear-naked Choke
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