Benson Henderson vs. Roger Huerta set for Bellator 196

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  1. ATJ-Lucko

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    It’s not the original, announced main event. But MMA fans in Hungary will be getting a special treat next month.

    Benson Henderson will meet the returning Roger Huerta in the headliner of Bellator 196 on April 6 in Budapest, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. James Gallagher, who was supposed to headline the card against Adam Borics, had to withdraw due to a hand injury and the bout was scrapped. Borics will remain on the card.

    Henderson (24-8) has not fought since falling to Patricky Freire by split decision at Bellator 183 back in September. The former UFC lightweight champion has lost two straight, including a split decision loss to former Bellator champ Michael Chandler. Henderson, 34, was once the best 155-pound fighter on the planet and is looking to rebound from a 1-3 stretch in his current promotion.

    Huerta (24-9-1, 1 NC) has not fought in the United States since 2011. At one point, the Texas native was one of the biggest up-and-coming stars in all of MMA — the first UFC fighter to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. Huerta, 34, went to Bellator from the UFC in 2010 and has most recently fought for ONE Championship and Phoenix FC.

    After a four-fight losing stretch from from 2010 to 2012, Huerta has won three of five and two straight. Most recently, “El Matador” beat Ultimate Fighter alum Haydar Hassan by disqualification due to illegal elbows in December at Phoenix FC 4 in Dubai.

    Bellator 196 will take place at Budapest Sports Arena. It is the second event the promotion has held in Budapest. Also on the card, top kickboxer Denise Kielholtz will take on Lena Ovchynnnikova.



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  2. SandyWH

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    Interesting match up.

    Even more interesting that Huerta has not fought in the states in 7 years.
     
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  3. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    oohh my god. poor roger might be killed. 4-8 against guys in 10 yrs.. including war machinelol

    let's start a prayer group that he survives

    his last loss he tapped due to strikes
     
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  4. Fe1

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    It would be cool if Huerta came out and just looked as good as he did 10 years ago and beats the living hell out of Bendo.

    ...but I'm not counting on it
     
  5. Kano

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    I thought Bendo was going into the military.
     
  6. Poindexter

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    This is some great writing.
     
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  7. The Madman

    The Madman Well-Known Member

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    The last W i remember seeing Huerta get was on 6th street in Austin...
     
  8. ckauffman28

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    that guy on 6th street was a football player too lol
     
  9. Mr. Cornute

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    I didn' realize Huerta was still fighting. But still War (to decision) Bendo.
     
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  10. Cat--Smasher

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    Unbeaten Ed Ruth drops to welterweight, booked for Bellator 196 main card
    The finalized Bellator 196 card now includes:

    MAIN CARD (Paramount)

    • Benson Henderson vs. Roger Huerta
    • Adam Borics vs. Manuel Gaxhja
    • Denise Kielholtz vs. Lena Ovchynnikova
    • Giorgio Belsanti vs. Brian Moore
    • Laszlo Furko vs. Ed Ruth
    PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised)

    • Norbert Novenyi Jr. vs. Mehmet Yueksel
     
  11. Qball1974

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    War Huerta for old times.
     
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  12. Poindexter

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    The Benson vs. Huerta fight could not be more ridiculous. They aren't in the same universe. It's a cheap ploy to get Henderson, a name, and hopeful contender, some face time against a should-be retired fighter (that still has some name recognition). Not an uncommon strategy for Coker. It may be beneficial short-term, but I find it disappointing.
     
  13. Kano

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    Bendo 1-3 in Bellator was a champ in UFC.
     
  14. Miz

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    He has fought some legit dudes in Bellator. Pitbull brothers are no joke. Chandler would do very well in the UFC. Koreshkov is bigger and very talented. Bendo is fighting stiff competition IMO.
     
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  15. Kano

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    yep, that was my point. Bellator is legit.
     
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  16. Poindexter

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    Those fights were legit. This fight is not, at all.
     
  17. Kano

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    yes and I will still watch.
     
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  18. Miz

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    Watch Bendo find a way to lose a decision. I hope not. I like him and big butts which I can’t deny.
     
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  19. Fe1

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    Some of the fighters are legit but this is the same organization that has put on fights like Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000 and Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock 20 years too late
     
  20. Afro

    Afro The Autumn Wind is a Raider

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    UFC put on Randy Couture vs James Toney, CM Punk vs Mickey Gall, and co-promoted Floyd Mayweather vs Conor Mcgregor, what's your point?
     
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