Brazilian jiu-jitsu set the tone of Bellator 196, held April 6th in Budapest, Hungary. Out of the six fights on the card, three were decided via submission — including the main event, pitting lightweights Ben Henderson and Roger Huerta against each other.
Henderson had his black belt with him, printed on his shorts. Though this fight could have gone for five rounds, it was clear from the get-go that the two fighters were in no mood for a long one. Right away, Henderson kicked Huerta’s head and threw punches, cutting his nose. Then Henderson took Huerta down and made attempts at a leg lock and a guillotine, which Huerta defended well against.
Having dominated the first round, Henderson came back strong. He trapped his opponent next to the fence and while still standing, lassoed Huerta’s neck. After making adjustments, Henderson pulled guard and squeezed the guillotine further, achieving the win 49 seconds after the start of round 2.
Watch Henderson’s finish below.
— FOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSportsBrasil) 7 de abril de 2018