Bellator 292 results are in. This one aired on Showtime at 10:00pm ET from the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.
Bellator 292 Main Event Results: Nurmagomedov vs Henderson
The main event featured lightweight world champion, Usman Nurmagomedov against a former mma champion, Benson Henderson.
An early question-mark head kick, in the first 30 seconds of the fight, wobbled Henderson and Nurmagomedov was all over him. Usman continued to work from Henderson’s back until he was finally able to secure a rear naked choke on Benson Henderson in the first half of the first round.
At the end of the fight, the Pakistani champion thanked everyone who supported him. When asked who he was most interested in facing in his next bout, the champion had no preferences. The 24 year old will fight either winner of the Outlaw vs Barnaoui.
Also, after the fight, Benson Henderson laid his gloves on the mat and announced that this would be his final fight. Another mma legend leaves the sport behind.
Bellator 292 Co-Main Event Results: Muasayev vs Shabliy
The first quarter final matchup in the world grand prix, was the co-main event of the night. The #2 ranked Tofiq Muasayev faced the #4 ranked Alexander Shabliy in the lightweight division.
A slow start to this one, until a beautiful body kick from Shabliy traveled from his solar plexus which the foot then slid down the body ending in incidental contact to the groin which Tofiq could not recover from.
Alexander Shabliy victory by TKO with another impressive finish victory. Shablliy let’s it be known, AJ McKee or Pitbull he is equally ready.
Bellator 292 Results: Nurmagomedov vs Henderson
Main Card (airing on Showtime 9:00pm ET)
Usman Nurmagomedov #c (17-0-0) vs Benson Henderson (30-12-0) – lightweight world championship – Nurmagomedov by submission
Tofiq Musayev #2 (20-5-0) vs Alexander Shabliy #4 (23-3-0) – lightweight world grand prix – Shabliy by TKO
Valentin Moldavsky (11-3-0) vs Linton Vassell (23-8-0) – heavyweight bout – Vassell by KO
Michael Page (21-2-0) vs Goiti Yamauchi (28-6-0) – welterweight bout – Page by TKO
Prelims (airing on Showtime 5:55PM ET)
Khalid Murtazaliev (17-3-0) vs Tony Johnson (8-5-0) – middleweight bout – – Murtazaliev by decision
Cass Bell (6-3-0) vs Josh Hill (22-5-0) – featherweight bout – Hill by decision
Enrique Barzola (19-7-2) vs Erik Perez (20-7-0) – bantamweight bout – Barzola by decision
The Haig (2-0-0) vs Adam Wamsley (2-3-0) – middleweight bout – Haig by submission
Laird Anderson (4-0-0) vs Rogelio Luna (1-1-0) – featherweight bout – Anderson by submission
Julius Anglickas (10-4-0) vs Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (20-7-1) – light heavyweight bout – Yashimuradov by decision
That wraps it up for the Bellator 292 results. It was certainly bitter sweet witnessing Benson Henderson hang it up. Contrarily, watching Usman Nurmagomedov defend his belt so dominantly keeps hope alive in the sport.
Bellator marches on with the heavyweight headlining Bellator 293. Marcelo Golm (10-3-0) takes on Daniel James (14-6-1). With Cat Zingano and Leah McCourt as the co-main event, surely this one will be interesting. Likewise on Showtime, Bellator 293 airs Friday, March 31 from Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA.
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