Former UFC Champion Benson · Benson Henderson beat hometown favorite Peter Queally in the Bellator 258 Main Event in front of a raucous crowd in Dublin’s 3Arena.
Henderson is one of the proven veterans on Bellator’s lineup, and he uses every bit of his wits to thwart a game Five rounds. The Irishman did have his moments, however – especially when he fought off a string of early knockouts from the Americans, forcing Henderson to adjust his tactics in favor of pushing Qualey into the cage, at the chance Raise one leg and land on your elbow as you emerge.
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Queally did find a couple of sniper balls home in five rounds, and also had the advantage of getting Henderson deducted by the referee for a particularly horrific groin opening in the second quarter .
But when it was all said and done, it was Henderson who raised his hand and the scorecard said 49-45 x 3.