Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Nurmagomedov vs Henderson?
Usman Nurmagomedov could potentially face the challenge of Benson Henderson, in Early 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Nurmagomedov vs Henderson stats
Usman Nurmagomedov would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Benson Henderson would make his way to the cage with a record of 30 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggest Nurmagomedov would have a massive power advantage over Henderson, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Henderson's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nurmagomedov would have a slight advantage over Henderson, with a 31% submission rate over Henderson's 30%.
Usman Nurmagomedov is the younger man by 15 years, at 24 years old.
Nurmagomedov has a height advantage of 2 inches over Henderson. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Nurmagomedov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 4 months later than Henderson, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 96 less professional rounds, 27 to Henderson's 123.
Nurmagomedov vs Henderson form
Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Chris Gonzalez at Bellator MMA on 22nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel, Tacoma.
Going into that contest, he had won against Patrik Pietila at Bellator MMA on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had beat Manny Muro at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
He had defeated Mike Hamel at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Benson Henderson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Peter Queally at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Islam Mamedov at Bellator 273 on 29th January 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Brent Primus at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Before that, 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.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Usman Nurmagomedov has been fighting more than Benson Henderson.
Usman Nurmagomedov last fought 12 days ago, while Benson Henderson's last outing was 2 months and 7 days ago.
Nurmagomedov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Henderson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Nurmagomedov vs Henderson?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Nurmagomedov vs Henderson yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.