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Latest MMA News (Week 4 November 2018)

Benson Henderson continues his saga with Bellator

Benson Henderson will stay with Bellator for the moment after he penned down a multi-fight deal with them. He started with Bellator in 2016 and has a 3-3 record to his name, where 2 of his defeats came against Michael Chandler and Patricky Freire albeit he continued with a torn ACL. His fortunes turned after receiving surgery and he went on to win two fights on the trot against Roger Huerta and Saad Awad following a submission and a unanimous decision respectively.

Henderson’s record in MMA is enviable and his fighting travelogue is vast and filled with unmatched experience in today’s arena. He has achieved victories against some of the biggest names ever in UFC history, where his record book shows Nate Diaz, Josh Thomson, Jim Miller, and Gilbert Melendez to name a few.

 

Yair Rodriguez among the six fighters to have handed their medical suspension

After the report submitted by Colorado State Boxing Commission on Wednesday it was clear the Yair Rodriguez will now be kept out of action for 180 days following the conclusion of UFC Denver. Prior to his suspension, Rodriguez fought in one of the most thrilling events of UFC Denver where he was up against Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie and the fight lasted for 4:59 before Yair landed an almighty knockout to secure the win.

Yair will now be supervised by a Doctor, and if he isn’t deemed fit enough then a 180-days ban will be handed. Jung was also taken to the hospital following their fight. Maycee Barber will also face similar medical suspension after she thrashed Hannah Cifers to the park to earn a second-round TKO victory.

 

Emmanuel Sanchez a transformed man after his split-decision loss to Daniel Weichel

Emmanuel Sanchez will lock horns with “Pitbull” Freire for the Featherweight Championship at Bellator 209, but a few months ago, Emmanuel was not as charged up as he is now. Following a split-decision loss to Weichel, which had upset him tremendously, but he believes he has learnt to deal with it. Sanchez had himself benefitted from 3 such decisions, but feels the loss put him in the right track.

Sanchez is although adamant on his view of him defeating Weichel and not the other way around. He even stated that even Weichel knows he was beaten that time. Sanchez didn’t get into details as to what he has changed or how he has altered himself, but believes his mentality was set right. Sanchez recalled his first time when he felt like becoming the youngest champion ever at 21, but he feels he has a better shot at a better title now at 28.

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