The Bellator Ww champion Andrey Koreshkov entered this fight with a professional mma record of 18-1-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 welterweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Ben Askren in 2013 (=Askren vs Koreshkov), since then he has won five consecutive bouts beating Douglas Lima in 2015 (=Lima vs Koreshkov).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, tae-kwon-do and former Ufc Lw champion Benson Henderson, has an official record of 23-5-0 (52% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive fights between 2014 and 2015, against Rafael dos Anjos (=Henderson vs dos Anjos) and Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Henderson 3), but then he defeated Brandon Thatch (=Henderson vs Thatch) and Jorge Masvidal (=Henderson vs Masvidal). Koreshkov vs Henderson, main event of the Bellator 153, is valid for the Bellator welterweight title (Koreshkov’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs Henderson
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: Bellator Welterweight Championship title
Koreshkov’s previous fight: Douglas Lima vs Andrey Koreshkov
Henderson’s previous fight: Benson Henderson vs Jorge Masvidal
Henderson’s next fight: Benson Henderson vs Patricio Freire
Koreshkov’s next fight: Andrey Koreshkov vs Douglas Lima 2
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