Michael Chandler

With a vicious onslaught, Michael Chandler cemented his standing in the lightweight division with a first round knockout of Benson Henderson at Bellator 243.

The bout served as the main event to the card, which aired live on Paramount Network and streamed on DAZN.

Chandler improved to 21-5 overall with two of those wins coming against Henderson, a former UFC champion. The former Bellator titleholder has scored back-to-back wins and is 5-1 over his last six.

In the co-main event, Timothy Johnson earned the biggest victory of his career, stopping Matt Mitrione in the opening round via strikes. 

Myles Jury topped Georgi Karakhanyan and Sabah Homasi downed Curtis Millender in other main card action.

Bellator 243: Chandler Vs. Henderson 2 Results

Michael Chandler (21-5) defeated Benson Henderson (28-9) via knockout (punches) at 2:09 of round one

Timothy Johnson (14-6) defeated Matt Mitrione (13-8, 1 NC) via TKO (punches) at 3:14 of round one

Myles Jury (19-5) defeated Georgi Karakhanyan (29-10-1, 1 NC) via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

Sabah Homasi (14-8) defeated Curtis Millender (18-6) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Adam Borics (15-1) defeated Mike Hamel (7-4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cris Lencioni (7-2) defeated AJ Agazarm (3-2) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Valerie Loureda (3-0) defeated Tara Graff (1-2) via TKO (punches) at 5:00 of round two

Grant Neal (4-0) defeated Hamza Salim (5-3) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-24)

Charlie Campbell (2-1) defeated Nainoa Dung (3-2) via TKO (leg kicks) at 1:42 of round two

Dalton Rosta (3-0) defeated Mark Gardner (1-2) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage – cut) at 5:00 of round one

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