Michael Chandler (Lucas Johnson/Combat Press)

Bellator 243 Results: Chandler Melts Henderson Early

On Friday, Aug. 7, Bellator MMA hosted its 243rd event from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, former lightweight champion Michael Chandler clashed with former UFC and WEC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson for a second time. The pair’s first meeting was for Chandler’s belt and the Missouri native outworked Henderson to retain the strap. However, Chandler lost the title last May and was looking to work his way back into title contention. Henderson entered the rematch having won four straight.

Check below for full results.


Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson by KO (punches). Round 1, 2:09
Timothy Johnson def. Matt Mitrione by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:14
Myles Jury def. Georgi Karakhanyan by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)
Sabah Homasi def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Ádám Borics def. Mike Hamel by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cris Lencioni def. AJ Agazarm by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Valerie Loureda def. Tara Graff by TKO (punches). Round 2, 5:00
Grant Neal def. Hamza Salim by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-24)
Charlie Campbell def. Nainoa Dung by TKO (leg kicks). Round 2, 1:42
Dalton Rosta def. Mark Gardner by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00