Benson Henderson got back on track at Bellator 196 Friday, submitting Roger Huerta in the second round in the main event.
The card took place from Budapest, Hungary and aired via delay on Paramount Network.
For Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champion, the win snapped a two-fight losing skid. He had lost three of his first four fights with the promotion after leaving the UFC in 2015.
I appreciate these good nights so much more than I used to. Thx to @rogerhuerta for the dance, you’re a real pro & a man I’ve looked up to for a long time#Bellator196@ParamountNet#TheOnceAndFutureKing#YouGotTeammates#IGotBrothers#TheresADifference#TheMMALabElite
— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) April 6, 2018
Huerta made his return to Bellator after an eight-year absence. The loss snapped his two-fight win streak.
In the co-main event, Adam Borics knocked out Teodor Nikolov in the second round. Denise Kielholtz bested Petra Castkova, Brian Moore submitted Giorgio Belsanti and top prospect Ed Ruth picked up a victory.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) April 7, 2018
Results are below:
Benson Henderson def. Roger Huerta via submission (guillotine choke) at :49 of Round 2
Adam Borics def. Teodor Nikolov via KO (flying knee) at 1:30 of Round 2
Denise Kielholtz def. Petra Castkova via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brian Moore def. Giorgio Belsanti via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:46 of Round 1
Ed Ruth def. Ion Pascu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-29)
Norbert Novenyi def. Mehmet Yueksei via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1