Former UFC Lightweight champion Ben Henderson has cultivated a reputation for being difficult to submit during his MMA career, but it seems that doesn’t extend to the coveted ADCC Submission Grappling Championships which are currently taking place in Brazil.
Henderson was forced to tap out in the opening round of the 77kg bracket after his opponent Abdukadirov Magomed applied a rear-naked choke. Two years earlier Henderson made it to the quarter-finals of the prestigious tournament, but again was tapped out, on that occasion by an armbar.
Nevertheless, Henderson remains a fearsome competitor inside the MMA cage where he’s compiled a 22-5 career record and held titles in both the UFC and WEC organizations.
Henderson recently moved up to the UFC’s welterweight division and claimed a submission win over Brandon Thatch and is now booked to fight Thiago Alves in the main event of UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea on November 26th.
For the record, Henderson’s opponent at ADCC 2015, Magomed went on to be defeated in the quarter-final stages by undefeated UFC lightweight up and comer Gilbert Burns.
Elsewhere in the ADCC championships currently suspended UFC fighter Hector Lombard reached the quarter finals of the 99kg tournament before being defeated by Xande Ribeiro.
Check out footage of Henderson being finished by Magomed for yourselves in the video below.