Bellator 160 took place on Friday night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and was headlined by Benson Henderson securing a title shot in the lightweight division with a stoppage victory due to injury against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

Along with Henderson securing a title shot, the main card on Spike saw victories by Derek Anderson, Georgi Karakhanyan and A.J. McKee.

TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.

  • Henderson defeated Pitbull by TKO and this is his first TKO/KO win since 2009 (vs. Shane Roller, WEC 40).
  • Pitbull is now tied with David Rickels for the most fights in Bellator history and this is his first career defeat by stoppage.
  • Anderson scored a decision victory over Saad Awad in the co-main event of the fight card and he is now tied for the seventh-most wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • Karakhanyan stopped Bubba Jenkins in 53-seconds by knockout and this is his fifth career win by TKO/KO.
  • McKee made it out of the first round for the first time in his professional career as he defeated Cody Walker by submission in the second round and he is now tied with multiple fighters for the second-most submission wins in Bellator featherweight division history.
  • Joey Davis won his professional debut on the preliminary card with a decision victory against Keith Cutrone.

5 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    Which fight would you wanna see as Rory’s first fight in Bellator outta these: Andre Santos, MVP, Daley, Koreshkov, or Lorenz Larkin?
    (if he signs with them and UFC doesn’t match)

    What’s up with Vitaly Minakov? Why doesn’t Bellator just release him and let him go to the UFC? Like they did with Will Brooks. Or how about a better idea. Pay the man 150k per fight or at least 100k per fight…

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    Instead of paying all these UFC fighters ridiculous amounts of money. Pay your home grown fighters a ton. Who have been with you for yrs. I hate that Bellator values UFC fighters more than their own. They always want UFC fighters to beat their guys. And when Bellator fighters beat UFC guys, Scott doesn’t even mention it. He only brags about his Strikeforce fighters kicking ass in the UFC.

    There’s been three Bellator fighters that became UFC champions. No UFC fighters has became Bellator champion. Bendo and Kongo tried and failed. Instead of Coker pumping up Bellator, he pumps up Strikeforce like he still works for them. But I think Rory Mac and Phil Davis will be the first two UFC fighters to become Bellator champions. Rory might be a two division champ in Bellator.

  3. RODNEY P

    HARDCORE MMA FAN, you did hear Rory MacDonald say he will not be fighting in the Bellator cage until summer of 2017? That is 10 months to a year away, so who knows how the welterweight division will look by then. Remember, Michael Venom Page has two fights left on his current Bellator contract, so he may not even be fighting in Bellator by next summer.

    • Hardcore MMA fan

      Yes, I know. I’m getting ahead of myself lol. I like to see Koreshkov vs Lima II in December. Then Early next yr or summer I’d like to see Rory fight Daley. Winner fights whoever wins Koreshkov/ Lima rematch fight.

      • RODNEY P

        For me, I would like to Rory MacDonald get a couple of wins in the Bellator cage before he gets a title shot. For me, this coming from the UFC and being a named fighter should not be a formula of automatically getting a title shot in Bellator. To me, perception is not reality. Fact is Rory MacDonald is on a two fight losing streak, and he will be coming off a year layoff because of letting a broken nose heal properly. So your idea is a GREAT IDEA, let him get a tune up fight against Andre Santos, who is still formidable, to test out if his nose has healed properly for MMA. Then let him fight Paul Daley, or whomever by that time, before giving him a title shot. I would not even have a problem with him having three fights in Bellator before giving him a title shot. I look at it as, IT’S NOT A RACE TO PUSH RORY MACDONALD TO A TITLE MATCHUP. HE IS A BELLATOR CONTRACTED FIGHTER NOW, SO TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO IT RIGHT. I hope Jason Floyd will be able to answer your questions HARDCORE MMA FAN.