Benson Henderson vs. Saad Awad Official for Bellator 208

Photo Credit: Bellator MMA

Photo Credit: Bellator MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will return to the Bellator cage to take on Saad Awad in a lightweight contest at Bellator 208.

Henderson (25-8) has gone 3-2 since making the jump from the UFC over to Bellator in early 2016. He's coming off of a second-round submission victory over fellow MMA veteran Roger Huerta at Bellator 196 in April. Prior to the win against Huerta, Henderson was on the losing end of back-to-back split decisions to Michael Chandler and Patricky "Pitbull" Freire.

Awad (23-9) is currently riding a four-fight win streak. He most recently defeated Ryan Couture at Bellator 201 via first-round TKO in June.


MMA NewsStephen Jensen