Watch Bellator 160 Live Stream: Henderson vs. Pitbull Live This Friday, the Bellator brand of MMA will be invading the Honda Center in Los Angeles, California for . The main event will see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on the former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire. Tune in to the Bellator 160 main card on Spike TV this Friday night at 10:00 P.M. EDT with the prelims streaming online at 8:00 P.M. EDT.
Benson Henderson (23-6 MMA; 0-1 Bellator) vs. Patricio Freire (25-3; 13-3 Bellator): Lightweight
After a rather rough promotional debut at the hands of Bellator’s welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov, Benson Henderson is dropping back down to the lightweight division to take on the former featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull Freire. Look for Henderson to have a relatively less difficult time setting the tempo of this bout than he did against the much larger Koreshkov. If Benson Henderson can dictate where this fight takes place then he has a solid chance of getting past Pitbull and earning a shot at the Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.
Patricio Freire was the king of Bellator’s featherweight division before dropping his crown to Daniel Straus at Bellator 145 back in November. Since then, Pitbull has rebounded with a second round Guillotine finish of Henry Corrales at Bellator 153. The younger Pitbull brother is now moving up to the lightweight division in hopes of earning a shot at the man who just knocked out his brother Patricky Pitbull in June of this year, Michael Chandler. Does the power punching Pitbull have the tools to take out the former UFC lightweight champion?