Michael Chandler (Jeff Vulgamore/Combat Press)

Bellator 165 Results: Chandler Edges Henderson to Retain Lightweight Title

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Bellator MMA hosted its 165th event from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Michael Chandler looked to defend his title against former UFC titleholder Benson Henderson. The 30-year-old Chandler recaptured the belt in June with a first-round knockout of Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Henderson, meanwhile, fell short in his quest to capture the Bellator welterweight strap, but rebounded with a win over Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in his most recent outing.

The action kicked off Saturday with a live preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 7 p.m. ET. The night’s main card aired on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.


Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson by split decision (48-46, 46-48, 48-47) – for lightweight title
Michael Page def. Fernando Gonzalez by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Linton Vassell def. Francis Carmont by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Adam Piccolotti def. Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez def. Sheila Padilla by knockout (punch). Round 1, 0:47
Aaron Hamilton def. Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:00
Carrington Banks def. Jake Roberts by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Diego Herzog def. Nick Pica by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:23
Jeremiah Labiano def. Vince Murdock by unanimous decision
James Terry def. Justin Baesman by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Alvin Cacdac def. Steve Gruber by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:31
J.J. Okanovich def. Luis Vargas by submission (armbar). Round 2, 2:59
Beau Hamilton def. Victor Jones by TKO (punches). Round 3, 0:28
Hugo Lujan def. Cesar Gonzalez by split decision
Dominic Sumner def. Justin Roswell by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:09.
Dwight Grant def. Danasabe Mohammed by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Sarah D’Alelio def. Jaimelene Nievera by submission (armbar). Round 2, 4:46