Everything you need to know about how Bellator 292: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Benson Henderson played out.
The Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix will officially begin on Friday night in San Jose, CA.
In the main event at Bellator 292 reigning lightweight champion Usman Nurmagomedov takes on an MMA veteran Benson Henderson. Their fight, which takes place in the first round of the tournament, could signify a changing of the guard, depending on who captures the title.
The co-main event is another bout in the grand prix, this time between No. 2 ranked lightweight Tofiq Musayev and No. 4 ranked Alexandr Shabliy. Elsewhere on the card is a former champion, Valentin Moldavsky taking on No. 2 ranked Linton Vassell in a fight that has title implications.
Here's what happened on Friday night.
Bellator 292: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Benson Henderson live results
MAIN CARD (Showtime 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT)
Usman Nurmagomedov def. Benson Henderson via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:37
Alexander Shabliy def. Tofiq Musayev via TKO - Round 3, 0:29
Linton Vassell defeatedValentin Moldavsky via KO (ground-and-pound) - Round 1 , 3:03
Michael Page defeated Goiti Yamauchi via KO (leg kick) - Round 1, 0:26
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime/Bellator MMA YouTube 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT
Enrique Barzola defeated Erik Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Hill defeated Cass Bell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Khalid Murtazaliev defeated Tony Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov defeated Julius Anglickas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Laird Anderson defeated Rogelio Luna via technical submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 - 2:41
Theo Haig defeated Adam Wamsley via submission (guillotine), Round 1 - 3:01