Here are the main card results from Bellator 165, which saw Michael Chandler retain the promotion’s lightweight title.
Chandler had Henderson on the defensive early on, as the wrestler came out firing big punches and was winning the exchanges. Henderson, as he’s done before, continued to battle back, and had Chandler in retreat during the latter stages of the fight. After the entertaining bout, Chandler was awarded the split decision win.
Bellator 165 took place in San Jose, California.
Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson via split decision (48-46, 46-48, 48-47)
Michael Page def. Fernando Gonzalez via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Adam Piccolotti def. Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Linton Vassell def. Francis Carmont via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Keri Anne Melendez def. Sheila Padilla via KO (punches) at :47 of R1