Usman Nurmagomedov and Benson Henderson went up against each other today in the main event of Bellator 292.
Usman made quick work of Henderson as he remained undefeated and submitted Henderson via a choke to end the fight in the first round itself. The Russian landed a huge head kick in the opening minute itself which took Henderson down. Usman then followed it up with a lew of attacks before getting the submission win. With the win, Usman advanced into the next round of the Lightweight grand prix.
At Bellator 288, Nurmagomedov claimed the championship after defeating Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, extending his perfect record to 16-0 and 5-0 inside the Bellator cage. In contrast, Henderson is presently ranked No. 3 in Bellator's official rankings and came into the championship match on a two-fight winning streak.
Elsewhere, in the co-main event, Alexander Shabliy outclassed Tofiq Musayev to earn a third-round TKO victory. Michael Page was also in the winning column after securing a quick first-round TKO win against Goiti Yamauchi. Linton Vassel produced a quick finish in the first round itself as he knocked out Valentin Moldavsky in the third minute.
You can see the complete results from the event below.
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