Benson
Henderson
21-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 21-4-0
Summary: Wrestling, good subs and ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: Smooth
From: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Fights Out Of: Glendale, AZ USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: The Dana College
Degree: Criminal Justice/Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1633
44% Successful
723
Types of Successful Strikes
0
723
51% Standing
24%
25%
366
174
183
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
96
48% Successful
46
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
16
27
1
Takedown Defense
62
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Benson Henderson Aug 23, 2014
10 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rafael dos Anjos 18 0 0 0
Win
Benson Henderson Jun 7, 2014
26 1 2 3 R4 Submission
Rustam Khabilov 18 6 0 0
Win
Benson Henderson Jan 25, 2014
46 4 1 1 R5 Decision - Split
Josh Thomson 19 4 0 4
Benson Henderson Aug 31, 2013
11 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Anthony Pettis 9 0 1 0
Benson Henderson Apr 20, 2013
68 0 0 1 R5 Decision - Split
Gilbert Melendez 43 1 0 0
Benson Henderson Dec 8, 2012
124 8 0 3 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Nate Diaz 30 0 2 0
Benson Henderson Aug 11, 2012
64 0 1 0 R5 Decision - Split
Frankie Edgar 66 2 2 0
Frankie Edgar Feb 25, 2012
68 5 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson 87 1 3 0
Win
Clay Guida Nov 12, 2011
11 2 4 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson 40 2 0 3
Win
Jim Miller Aug 14, 2011
14 0 6 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson 65 7 2 6
Win
Mark Bocek Apr 30, 2011
11 4 2 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson 56 3 0 0
Benson Henderson
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
38 3 2 3 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Anthony Pettis 42 2 4 4
Benson Henderson
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
15 1 1 0 R1 Submission
Donald Cerrone 1 0 0 0
Benson Henderson
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
Jan 10, 2010
19 0 1 0 R3 Submission
Jamie Varner 23 1 1 0
Benson Henderson
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct 10, 2009
34 8 0 3 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Donald Cerrone 28 1 9 2
Win
Benson Henderson
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
14 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Shane Roller 2 0 1 0
Win
Benson Henderson
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
6 7 3 4 R2 Submission
Anthony Njokuani 0 0 1 0

Biography

TRAINING: I'm training 4-5 times per day right now, with each workout focusing on a different area of MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Former UFC lightweight champion, former WEC Lightweight Champion, Two-Time NAIA Collegiate All-American wrestler, Black Belt in Taekwondo, and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When and why did you start training for fighting?
In 2006. I was coaching at my alma mater for the wrestling team and I took a fight on a whim because my friends didn't think I would do it.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Former UFC lightweight champion, former WEC Lightweight Champion, Two-Time NAIA Collegiate All-American wrestler, Black Belt in Taekwondo, and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? Jesus, my Mother, Clark Kent and Steve Rogers, Steve Costanzo...

What is your favorite technique? The winning technique...

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot. To fight in the UFC is a lot of validation for taking a crazy, wild ride of a career rather than doing a typical career. It validates that I picked a good career and that I’m progressing the way that I want to progress and that I’m working my way toward the top.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? The Dana College in Blair, NE. Graduated with a double-major in criminal justice and sociology...

What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling
•    Held WEC lightweight title from October 2009 to December 2010

•    Seven wins by submission, four by knockout

•    Made three successful UFC lightweight title defenses

•    Won WEC Fight of the Night honors for Cerrone I and Pettis bouts

•    Won WEC Submission of the Night honors for Cerrone II win

•    Has won nine of his last 11

Career

Key Opponents

Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone
24-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
24-5-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Jim Miller UFC® LIVE 5 Hardy vs. Lytle
Win
Jim Miller UFC® LIVE 5 Hardy vs. Lytle

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