Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Henderson vs Awad?
Benson Henderson beat Saad Awad by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator 208, on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Benson Henderson.
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).
Henderson vs Awad stats
Benson Henderson stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Saad Awad made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Awad had a large advantage in power over Henderson, boosting at 43% knock out percentage over Henderson's 20%.
Benson Henderson was the younger man by 1 year, at 37 years old.
Awad had a height advantage of 2 inches over Henderson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Henderson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 7 months later than Awad, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 112 to Awad's 62.
Henderson vs Awad form
Awad had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Brandon Girtz at Bellator 219 on 29th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Benson Henderson at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ryan Couture at Bellator 201 on 29th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula.
Before that, he had beat JJ Ambrose at Bellator 193 on 26th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula.
He had won against Ryan Quinn at Bellator 178 on 21st April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Henderson's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Awad's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.