Benson
Henderson
22-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 19 fights.
Record: 22-5-0
Summary: Wrestling, good subs and ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: Smooth
From: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Fights Out Of: Glendale, AZ USA
Age: 31
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
College: The Dana College
Degree: Criminal Justice/Sociology

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1942
45% Successful
866
Types of Successful Strikes
0
866
58% Standing
20%
22%
501
177
188
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
102
48% Successful
49
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
17
32
1
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Benson Henderson
Feb 14, 2015
57
44
3
2
1
0
5
0
R4 Submission
Loss
Benson Henderson
Jan 18, 2015
57
86
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Benson Henderson
Aug 23, 2014
10
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Benson Henderson
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov
Jun 7, 2014
26
18
1
6
2
0
3
0
R4 Submission
Win
Benson Henderson
Jan 25, 2014
46
19
4
4
1
0
1
4
R5 Decision - Split
Benson Henderson
Aug 31, 2013
11
9
0
0
0
1
0
0
R1 Submission
Benson Henderson
Apr 20, 2013
68
43
0
1
0
0
1
0
R5 Decision - Split
Benson Henderson
Dec 8, 2012
124
30
8
0
0
2
3
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson
Aug 11, 2012
64
66
0
2
1
2
0
0
R5 Decision - Split
Benson Henderson
Feb 25, 2012
68
87
5
1
0
3
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Benson Henderson
Nov 12, 2011
11
40
2
2
4
0
1
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Benson Henderson
Aug 14, 2011
14
65
0
7
6
2
0
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Benson Henderson
Apr 30, 2011
11
56
4
3
2
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis
Dec 16, 2010
38
42
3
2
2
4
3
4
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Benson Henderson
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
15
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Benson Henderson
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
Jan 10, 2010
19
23
0
1
1
1
0
0
R3 Submission
Benson Henderson
WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson
Oct 10, 2009
34
28
8
1
0
9
3
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Benson Henderson
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
14
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Benson Henderson
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
6
0
7
0
3
1
4
0
R2 Submission

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training for this fight camp has been strength and conditioning in the morning with Jarrett Aki then off for a few hours for lunch.  Then MMA class from 3pm-5pm, depending on which day it is we alternate between BJJ/grappling class and stand-up/Muay Thai class.  I'll have private sessions with my Muay Thai coach Andy Russell and my boxing coach George Garcia.  John Crouch is my head trainer and oversees all of my camp and is my BJJ instructor; Rick Roufus is our head stand-up instructor.

When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2006. I was coaching at my alma mater for the wrestling team and I took a fight on a whim because my friends didn't think I would do it.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former WEC Lightweight Champion, Two-Time NAIA Collegiate All-American wrestler, Black Belt in Taekwondo, and Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? Jesus, my Mother, Clark Kent and Steve Rogers, Steve Costanzo...

What is your favorite technique? The winning technique...

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot. To fight in the UFC is a lot of validation for taking a crazy, wild ride of a career rather than doing a typical career. It validates that I picked a good career and that I’m progressing the way that I want to progress and that I’m working my way toward the top.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? The Dana College in Blair, NE. Graduated with a double-major in criminal justice and sociology...

What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling

•    Held WEC lightweight title from October 2009 to December 2010

•    Eight wins by submission, two by knockout

•    Won WEC Fight of the Night honors for Cerrone I and Pettis bouts

•    Won WEC Submission of the Night honors for Cerrone II win

•    Loss to Pettis was his first since March 2007

Career

Key Opponents

Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone
28-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
24-6-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Jim Miller UFC® LIVE 5 Hardy vs. Lytle

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