Bellator 292 video: Usman Nurmagomedov subs Benson Henderson, Bendo retires


Usman Nurmagomedov submitted Benson Henderson at Bellator 292
Usman Nurmagomedov submitted Benson Henderson at Bellator 292 | LUCAS NOONAN | BELLATOR MMA

Check out the full fight video highlights of Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Benson Henderson from the Bellator 292 main event.

Bellator 292 saw the launch of the promotion’s lightweight Grand Prix, with the night’s main event including 155-pound champion, Usman Nurmagomedov, submitting a former UFC champ in Benson Henderson in the very first round.

Nurmagomedov blasted Henderson with a head kick to drop him in the opening moments of the round. From there, Usman got on top and started to rain down punch after punch. Incredibly, Bendo kept moving to avoid getting pounded out, but Nurmagomedov was on his back. Usman brilliantly set up a rear-naked choke, catching Henderson dead to rights to force the tap.

What a performance from Nurmagomedov to successfully defend his title, and to make things a bit sweeter he also advances to the semi-final round of Bellator’s lightweight Grand Prix! Just a reminder, the winner of the GP will score a cool $1,000,000 payday.

As for Bendo, he left his gloves inside of the cage, announcing that it is time for him to step away from the sport. The UFC’s former lightweight champion in Henderson is leaving the sport of MMA with an overall record of 30-12. On the big stage, he had six matches with the WEC, 14 bouts with the UFC, and then 14 matches under the Bellator banner.

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About the author: Eddie Mercado has covered combat sports since 2015. He covers everything from betting odds to live events and fighter interviews. He holds a 1-0 record in pro MMA and holds a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu. (full bio)


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