Bellator 160 Results: Benson Henderson vs. Patricio Freire Ends Due To Injury

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It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Friday, August 23, 2016) will come in the form of Bellator 160. Headlining the card are Benson Henderson and Patricio Freire, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the rest of the main card.

Benson Henderson and Patricio Freire met in a lightweight bout in the main event of Bellator 160. This was such a weird fight. Not a lot of action and the finish was due to injury. In round 1, Henderson threw a body kick but it was caught, and Freire pushed him down. Henderson got back to his feet. Freire was circling the cage. Not a ton of action in the middle of the round. In round 2, Henderson was pressing but wasn’t throwing a lot of volume. Freire was staying patient and looking to counter strike. Freire took him down, but Henderson got back to his feet. Freire was injured and told John McCarthy, who waved the fight off. It appears that Freire hurt his ankle or shin. Henderson was awarded the second round TKO victory. Henderson will fight Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title on November 19th.

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Derek Anderson and Saad Awad met in a featherweight bout in the co-main event of Bellator 160. A solid fight. In round 1, they have a feeling out process early. They clinched, and Anderson dropped him while in the clinch. Awad got right back to his feet. Anderson is taken down and Awad as all over him. Awad threatens with a guillotine and then switches to a brabo, but Anderson is able to escape both. Awad was looking great despite a flash knockdown earlier in the round. He’s lighting Anderson up. Anderson took him down and locked in a triangle choke off his back. In round 2, they exchanged early in the round. Anderson took him down transitioned to back mount and worked him over with strikes. This was all Anderson in this round. In round 3, Awad landed some good shots in this round and Anderson’s right eye was swollen up. Anderson took him down and Awad scrambled to top control. Anderson scrambled and ended the round on top. Anderson won the fight by unanimous decision.

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Bubba Jenkins and Georgi Karakhanyan met in a lightweight bout of Bellator 160. This one did not last long at all. Karakhanyan landed a huge overhand right after catching a kick and followed up with a left hand. Jenkins fell down and Karakhanyan finished him on the ground.

Opening the main card on Spike TV was A.J. McKee vs. Cody Walker in a featherweight bout of Bellator 160. This one did not last long, and it was one-sided. In round 1, both guys came out swinging wildly then McKee scored a takedown and pressed him up against the fence. McKee got his back then full mount halfway through the round. McKee passed over to side control and went for a kimura but let it go. McKee rained down strikes from guard. In round 2, McKee came out, took him down and locked in the guillotine choke for the win.

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Here are the results for this event:

MAIN CARD (Spike, 10 p.m. ET)

Benson Henderson def. Patricio Pitbull via TKO (Leg Injury) R2, 2:26

Derek Anderson def. Saad Awad via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3, 5:00

Georgi Karakhanyan defeats Bubba Jenkins at :53 of R1via KO

AJ McKee def. Cody Walker via submission (power guillotine) at :32 of round 2.

PRELIMINARY (Online, 7:50 p.m. ET)

Joey Davis def. Keith Cutrone via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Gabriel Green def. Alex Trinidad via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:01

Andy Murad def. Johnny Cisneros via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jacob Rosales def. Mike Segura via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Chinzo Machida def. Mario Navarro via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:57

Jake Roberts def. Stephen Martinez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:24