Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury Headlines Bellator 227

Two former UFC lightweight standouts are set to headline an upcoming Bellator card. The promotion announced on Monday that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on Myles Jury in the main event of Bellator 227. The event takes place Sept. 27 in Dublin, Ireland.

The fight pairing was confirmed during Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN on Monday and announced in a Bellator press release.

Henderson (27-8) is just 4-3 in Bellator since signing with the promotion in 2016. However, he has been hot as of late. “Smooth” is coming off of a three-fight win streak over Adam Piccolotti, Saad Awad and Roger Huerta and he also holds a notable TKO win over Patricio Pitbull, who is the Bellator lightweight and featherweight champion right now. Now 35, Henderson is six years removed from his days as a champion in the UFC. He has not won a title yet in Bellator, but with another win or two could very well jump into the title picture at either 155lbs or 170lbs.

Jury (17-4) recently signed a free-agent deal with Bellator after being released by the UFC. Jury is coming off of two straight losses to Andre Fili and Chad Mendes but isn’t far removed from being a top contender in both the UFC featherweight and lightweight divisions. Just 30, Jury still has plenty of time to show his true potential in Bellator. He has decided he will compete at lightweight in Bellator, a division where he has achieved more success during his career.

The Henderson vs. Jury fight will be scheduled for three rounds. There are no betting lines yet available for this matchup, but you can expect them during the week of the fight. The bettings odds should be fairly close in what should be a very competitive fight between two former UFC fighters.

Who do you think wins at Bellator 227: Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 7/22/2019.

The post Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury Headlines Bellator 227 appeared first on | BJPenn.com.

3 weeks ago

Your Ad could be here please email () us for the details.

email us »


Latest news in MMA

Friends Devonte Smith, Khama Worthy wrap brains around fighting each other at UFC 241
1 hour ago
11 times Nate Diaz gave zero (expletives)
2 hours ago
UFC 241 play-by-play and live results (6:15 p.m. ET)
2 hours ago
UFC 241 discussion thread
2 hours ago
Video: Watch UFC 241 post-event press conference on MMA Junkie
2 hours ago
UFC 241 live streaming commentary with MMA Junkie Radio on SportsCastr
6 hours ago
UFC 241 preview with Chael Sonnen: What to expect from Cormier-Miocic, Diaz-Pettis, more
10 hours ago
Ex-UFC champ Cody Garbrandt schedules surgery, sidelined until early 2020
10 hours ago
UFC 241 breakdown: Can Paulo Costa earn a career-making win over Yoel Romero?
11 hours ago
Israel Adesanya on road to gold: From sitting in nose bleeds to making noses bleed
11 hours ago
Dual UFC champ Henry Cejudo adds Jose Aldo to hit list, teases next fight announcement
12 hours ago
UFC 241 weigh-ins faceoffs video highlights, photos
13 hours ago
Photos: UFC 241 ceremonial weigh-ins
13 hours ago
Nate Diaz in one word: What UFC fighters think of Stockton's finest
14 hours ago
Dana Cam reveals intense UFC 241 staredowns
14 hours ago
UFC 241 weigh-ins faceoff: Anthony Pettis, Nate Diaz finally across from each other
15 hours ago
UFC 241 weigh-ins faceoff: Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic get up close
15 hours ago
Eager to return, Anthony Smith dishes on Corey Anderson, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman
15 hours ago
Brandon Davis hesitated on taking UFC 241 fight due to California's rehydration rules
17 hours ago
Survey says: Bader, Macfarlane, Woodley among fighters on upcoming 'Celebrity Family Feud'
17 hours ago