Benson Henderson (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

Bellator 196 Results: Henderson Submits Huerta, Borics Crushes Nikolov

On Friday, April 6, Bellator MMA hosted its 196th event from the BOK Hall in Budapest, Hungary. The event preceded Bellator Kickboxing 9 from the same venue.

In the night’s main event, former welterweight title challenger Benson Henderson took on fellow UFC veteran Roger Huerta in a lightweight contest. Arizona’s Henderson had fallen on tough times since joining Bellator, losing three of his last four, including back-to-back decision losses to Patricky Freire and Michael Chandler. The 34-year-old Huerta returned to the promotion for the first time since 2010.

The night’s main card aired on tape-delay on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET.


Benson Henderson def. Roger Huerta by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 0:49
Adam Borics def. Teodor Nikolov by knockout (flying knee). Round 2, 1:37
Denise Kielholtz def. Petra Castkova by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Brian Moore def. Giorgio Belsanti by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:46
Ed Ruth def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Norbert Novenyi def. Mehmet Yueksel by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1