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Who won Jackson vs Henderson?
Jason Jackson beat Benson Henderson by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of Bellator 253, on Thursday 19th November 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jason Jackson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Jackson vs Henderson stats
Jason Jackson stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Benson Henderson made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Henderson had an advantage in power over Jackson, with a 18% knock out percentage over Jackson's 0%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Henderson had a massive advantage over Jackson, boosting at 32% submission rate over Jackson's 0%.
Jason Jackson was the younger man by 7 years, at 33 years old.
Jackson had a height advantage of 4 inches over Henderson. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Jackson was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 37 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 5 months later than Henderson, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 69 less professional rounds, 55 to Henderson's 124.
Jackson vs Henderson form
Jason Jackson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jordan Mein at Bellator 242 on 24th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Kiichi Kunimoto at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ed Ruth at Bellator 231 on 25th October 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had beat Hemerson Souza at LFA 71 on 12th July 2019 by split decision in their LFA Welterweight championship fight at Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta.
He had defeated Scott Futrell at LFA 64 on 26th April 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls.
Benson Henderson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Michael Chandler at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Myles Jury at Bellator 227 on 27th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Before that, he had beat Saad Awad at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
He had won against Roger Huerta at Bellator 196 on 6th April 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at BOK Hall, Budapest, Hungary.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jason Jackson had been fighting more than Benson Henderson.
Going to this contest, Jason Jackson had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 14 days ago, while Benson Henderson's last outing had been 3 years, 4 months and 1 day ago.
Jackson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Henderson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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