Bellator 292 took place last night and we’ve got all the results for you below.
In the main event of the evening Usman Nurmagomedov successfully defended his lightweight title by quickly finishing Benson Henderson via a rear-naked choke submission midway through the opening round after initially dropping him with a question-mark kick.
Prior to the fight Henderson had claimed that he was planning to retire after three more fights, but in the aftermath of his loss last night he indicated that he’d now decided to bring that forward and would be hanging up his gloves.
“These last four fights I signed with Bellator, I told myself that if I lose at all any of these last four fights, then it’s about that time,” Henderson said.
“I’ve had a nice, long run. I’ve done a lot of great things and was able to do a lot of amazing accomplishments, and thank you to everybody around the world. Thank you guys for your love and support, I appreciate that.”
A former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, the 39-year-old Henderson was unable to add a Bellator title to his accolades during his 7-7 run in the promotion, and bows out of the sport with an overall career record of 30-12.
Check out all the results from last night’s Bellator 292 event below.
Usman Nurmagomedov def. Benson Henderson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:37 of Round 1
Alexander Shabliy def. Tofiq Musayev via TKO (kick) at :29 of Round 3
Linton Vassell def. Valentin Moldavsky via KO (strikes) at 3:03 of Round 1
Michael Page def. Goiti Yamauchi via TKO (injury) at :26 of Round 1 | Watch finish | Pros react
Enrique Barzola def. Erik Perez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Josh Hill def. Cass Bell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Khalid Murtazaliev def. Tony Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov def. Julius Anglickas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Laird Anderson def. Rogelio Luna via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:41 of Round 1
Theo Haig def. Adam Wamsley via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:01 of Round 1