The main event of Saturday’s Bellator 183 will be a key matchup in the lightweight division as former Bellator title challengers will look to make their case for a title shot as Benson Henderson returns from injury to take on Bellator veteran Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.

Henderson (24-7) made his Bellator debut last year and has gone 1-2 in the promotion and both of those defeats came in title fights. This will be his first fight in ten months as he’s coming off a split decision lost against former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler at Bellator 165.

During last week’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Henderson was a guest on the podcast to preview his matchup against Pitbull on Saturday in San Jose, California at Bellator 183. Along with previewing the fight, Henderson talked about his recovery from a knee injury and the new weight classes recently approved by the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports.

6 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Jason, I really appreciate you covering all of MMA and not just the UFC. I just wish everybody else wouldn’t be so UFC only bias. Keep up the great work. Btw I hope you’re ok from hurricane Irma.

    • Jason Floyd

      Everything is good following Hurricane Irma. Pretty much no damage to my home here, just had a bunch of tree branches that fell down and lost power for about five days.

  2. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Btw Bellator has 22 female flyweights. But still no champion crowned. They have like 10 female featherweights. And had a champion crowned a long time ago it seeems. But Budd is still to defend her title. Ariel said to Scott Coker that they don’t really have a division when talking about Heather Hardy fighting for them. Bellator has a way better and bigger women’s flyweight division than their female featherweight division. Also Bellator’s female flyweight division is or will be better than the UFC’s. I hope Bellator adds some more notable female featherweights to their roster.

    • Hardcore MMA Fan

      They just announced female flyweight title fight for Bellator 186. Right after I said that. So that means hopefully new heavyweight champ will be crowned this year too.