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Who won Chandler vs Henderson?
Michael Chandler beat Benson Henderson by , during the main event of Bellator 243, on Friday 7th August 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chandler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Chandler vs Henderson stats
Michael Chandler stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Benson Henderson made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Henderson had advantage in power over Chandler, with a 18% knock out percentage over Chandler's 0%.
Michael Chandler was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Henderson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Chandler. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Chandler was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 year and 8 months later than Henderson, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 53 less professional rounds, 65 to Henderson's 118.
Chandler vs Henderson form
Chandler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brent Primus at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Before that, he had beat Brandon Girtz at Bellator 197 on 13th April 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at The Family Arena, St. Charles.
He had defeated Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 192 on 20th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Great Wester Forum, Inglewood.
Chandler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Henderson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.