Benson Henderson dominates in opposition to Peter Queally

Former two-division Bellator identify challenger Benson Henderson proved to be an excessive amount of to deal with in the principle match of Bellator 285, leaving the Irish crowd shocked on the one-sided show.

Peter Queally, who had all of the enviornment rocking along with his walkout to “Zombie” by means of The Cranberries, soaked within the scene moments sooner than the principle match were given underway in opposition to Henderson (30-11 MMA, 7-6 BMMA). Sadly for the place of origin fighter, the pre-fight party will be the most effective top level, as he ended up at the incorrect facet of a dominant unanimous choice.

Bellator 285 came about Friday at 3Arena in Dublin. The principle card aired on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

Queally (13-7-1 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) didn’t waste time making use of drive to Henderson, as he temporarily darted around the cage and started placing punching combos in combination. Henderson remained calm and turned around away as the group chanted for Queally. Henderson went to his grappling sport, pinning Queally down to 1 knee in opposition to the fence whilst brief moves. This is able to be scene repeated over the following 20 mins.

The second one around paused just about as quickly because it began after a troublesome kick from Henderson went south. Queally took his time to get well, and was once docked some degree by means of the referee. When the motion resumed, Henderson went again to the wrestling sport, racking up keep watch over time in opposition to the fence whilst on the lookout for brief moves, however Queally stored issues status.

After a couple of exchanges at the toes to start the 3rd, Henderson finished a takedown and unloaded a sequence of elbows after Queally scrambled to get his again to the fence. Queally were given again to his toes, however Henderson persisted to dump moves till converting ranges.

Henderson stored the drive top to start the fourth around, hurting Queally with moves early. Queally coated in opposition to the fence as Henderson unloaded knees to the thigh and brief elbows. It was once any other 5 mins of one-sided motion.

Unleashing a leaping transfer kick and punching combos, Henderson’s self assurance was once extremely top to start out the overall around. Earlier than Queally may mount any important offense, Henderson went again to the wrestling to seal the combat.

With the group silenced, the judges became in similar ratings of 49-45 in Henderson’s desire, who used his post-fight interview time to make his case for any other shot on the Bellator identify.

With the win, Henderson assists in keeping the momentum going following a break up choice win over Islam Mamdeov in January. The previous UFC light-weight champ walks away with the 7th win of his Bellator run, which incorporates wins over Myles Jury, Adam Piccolotti, and Patricio Freire.

At the different facet, the end result Queally marks the second-straight setback following a vacant light-weight identify problem loss to Patricky Freire at Bellator 270. Previous to that, Queally picked up two second-round stoppage wins in a row, one among Freire, and the opposite in opposition to Ryan Scope.

Complete result of Bellator 285 come with:

For extra at the card, consult with MMA Junkie’s match hub for Bellator 285.

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