Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Henderson vs Primus?
Brent Primus beat Benson Henderson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 266, on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The scorecards were announced as 27-30, 27-30, 28-29 in favor of winner Brent Primus.
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 Primus stats
Benson Henderson stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Brent Primus made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 2 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Primus had a slight advantage in power over Henderson, with a 20% knock out percentage over Henderson's 18%.
Benson Henderson was the older man by 1 year, at 38 years old.
Primus had a height advantage of 1 inch over Henderson. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Henderson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Primus, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 91 more professional rounds, 118 to Primus' 27.
Henderson vs Primus form
Benson Henderson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jason Jackson at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michael Chandler at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Myles Jury at Bellator 227 on 27th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
Before that, he had beat Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
He had won against Saad Awad at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Henderson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Primus' last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.