Bellator 165 results: Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson
Bellator 165 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California was headlined by an intriguing lightweight title bout between defending champion Michael Chandler and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
WOW!!!! What a war this fight was. Simply amazing. These two guys went at each other bell to bell.
In the co-main event, the surging Michael Page took on Fernando Gonzalez and won a split decision in a not so decisive fashion.
Also, top light heavyweights Francis Carmont and Linton Vassell, as well as the MMA debut of Keri-Anne Melendez, and the pro MMA debut of Baby Slice, son of the late great Kimbo Slice.
Slice seemed to be doing well before making one wrong move and being forced to tap from a guillotine in the second round. He moves to 0-1 as a pro, but also didn’t have much experience has an amateur either with only one fight there before being signed to Bellator MMA.
Melendez, the wife of UFC star Gilbert Melendez, won her MMA debut in just 47 seconds via knockout over Sheila Padilla.
MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)
Michael Chandler defeated Benson Henderson via split decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-47)
Michael Page defeated Fernando Gonzalez via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Adam Piccolotti defeated Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez defeated Sheila Padilla via KO – Round 1, 0:47
Linton Vassell defeated Francis Carmont via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Aaron Hamilton defeated Kevin Ferguson Jr. via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:00
Carrington Banks defeated Jake Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Diego Herzog vs. Nick Pica
Jeremiah Labiano vs. Vince Murdock
Dominic Sumner defeated Justin Roswell via TKO – Round 1, 2:09
Dwight Grant defeated Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
James Terry defeated Justin Baesman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Unaired Preliminary Bouts
Alvin Cacdac vs. Steve Gruber
J.J. Okanovich vs. Luis Vargas
Victor Jones vs. Beau Hamilton
Hugo Lujan vs. Cesar Gonzalez
Sarah D’Alelio vs. Jaimelene Nievera