Bellator put on another solid event Saturday with Bellator 183, which took place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., with a Spike-televised main card following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie
In the main event, Patricky Freire (18-8 MMA, 11-7 BMMA) continued to put a damper on Benson Henderson’s (24-8 MMA, 1-3 BMMA) Bellator stint with a competitive split-decision victory over the former UFC and WEC lightweight champion.
A number of other notable names competed on the promotion’s 14th fight card of the year. For more on the numbers to come out of Bellator 183, check below for 25 post-event facts.
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Debuting fighters went 1-1 at the event.
Betting favorites went 2-3 on the main card.
Betting favorites fell to to 9-4 (with one even odds) in Bellator main events this year.
Total fight time for the five-bout main card was 44:44.
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Freire improved to 4-3 in Bellator main events.
Freire’s 11 victories in Bellator lightweight competition are tied with Michael Chandler for most in divisional history.
Henderson suffered consecutive losses for the first time in his Bellator career. He’s 3-5 in his past eight fights overall.
Henderson fell to 1-2 since he returned to the lightweight division in August 2016.
Henderson has suffered all three of his Bellator losses by decision.
Henderson fell to 0-3 in decision under the Bellator banner after going 9-1 on the scorecards during his UFC career.
Paul Daley (40-15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his past five Bellator appearances.
Daley has earned 32 of his 40 career victories by stoppage.
Daley has earned all 32 career stoppage victories as a result of strikes. That includes five of his six Bellator wins.
Lorenz Larkin (18-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC) fell to 4-3 since he dropped to the welterweight division in January 2015.
Larkin fell to 5-5 in his past 10 fights.
Larkin has suffered both of his career stoppage losses by knockout.
Javy Ayala (10-6 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) suffered his first decision loss since Nov. 15, 2012 – a span of 1,773 days (nearly five years) and 10 fights.
Aaron Pico (1-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) was successful in his featherweight debut.
Pico earned a victory on his 21st birthday.
Justin Linn’s (7-4 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) three-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2014.
Linn suffered the first knockout loss of his career.
Goiti Yamauchi (22-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) improved to 3-0 since he moved up to the Bellator lightweight division in October 2016.
Yamauchi has earned 19 of his 22 career victories by stoppage. That includes eight of his nine Bellator wins.
Yamauchi has earned all three of his Bellator lightweight victories by stoppage.
Yamauchi’s six submission victories in Bellator competition are tied with Marcin Held and Alexandre Bezerra for most in company history.
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