Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will get the chance to add Bellator gold to his collection later this year.
Henderson scored a second round TKO victory over Patricio “Pitbull” Freire Friday night in the main event of Bellator 160. Freire, a top featherweight contender, suffered a broken shin during the fight and was unable to continue.
Next up for Henderson (24-6) will be Michael Chandler this November. That bout will go down at Bellator 163.
In the co-main event, Derek Anderson defeated Saad Awad, while Georgi Karakhanyan knocked out Bubba Jenkins and A.J. McKee earned a submission win.
Results can be found below:
Benson Henderson def. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire via TKO (leg injury) at 2:26 of Round 2
Derek Anderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins via KO (strike) at :53 of Round 1
A.J. McKee def. Cody Walker via submission (guillotine choke) at :32 of Round 2
Joey Davis def. Keith Cutrone via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gabriel Green def. Alex Trinidad via TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 2
Andy Murad def. Johnny Cisneros via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jacob Rosales def. Mike Segura via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Chinzo Machida def. Mario Navarro via TKO (strikes) at 2:57 of Round 1
Jake Roberts def. Stephen Martinez via TKO (strikes) at 4:24 of Round 1