From Bellator – Benson Henderson gets immediately title shot.
That sure didn’t take long. With the signing of Benson Henderson, Bellator all of a sudden has someone with star power who isn’t either a gimmick, or someone terribly past their prime. While Henderson may not at the top of his game, he’s still very close to it.
He’s 2-0 in his last two fights, including beating Brandon Thatch in his UFC welterweight debut in 2015, less than one month after losing to Donald Cerrone in a close three-round fight.
He’s been on UFC TV for nearly five years and has a nice fanbase who will follow him to watch him fight. So putting him in an immediate title fight is probably the right move.
He will face current champion Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153 on April 22.
Here’s Bellator’s press release: Continue reading