Benson Henderson is a professional mixed martial artist from Colorado Springs in the USA. He is a current contender in the UFC Lightweight division, where he is hell-bent on obtaining the Bellator MMA title.
Benson is widely known for winning against notable opponents in the ring like Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz, and Patricio Freire.
Henderson was the bearer of the UFC Lightweight Championship and the WEC Lightweight Championship titles.
His victories are accredited to his skills in Taekwondo (Black belt) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt). ESPN acknowledged him as ‘Fighter of the Year’ in 2012.
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Who is Benson Henderson?
Ben Henderson delved into his art at a relatively young age. Song, his mother, insisted that he learn Taekwondo as a means of keeping their Korean heritage alive.
Additionally, Henderson joined the wrestling team while in high school.
The alma mater of Dana College majored in criminal justice and sociology. He was a wrestler while there and was named an NAIA All-American twice.
These fighting experiences would go on to carve his career path in MMA.
After making his MMA debut, Benson was on a roll, dominating the ring night incessantly.
As a result, he has been on the receiving end of ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’ honors in multiple occasions.
His Age and D.O.B.
Benson Henderson was born on 16th November 1983. Last month, Benson turned 37 years old. Henderson is a Scorpio.
People of this Zodiac sign are known to be determined, brave, and ambitious. These are characteristics that are openly seen in Ben.
Benson Henderson earns most of his living from his career as an MMA fighter.
During his venture in combat sports, which has lasted for almost 15 years, Henderson has accrued $2 million.
After defeating Adam Piccolotti at ‘Bellator 220’, Benson pocketed $100,000. This is a big leap from his initial salary of $5,000.
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Now, Henderson can earn up to $200,000 for a single bout.
Benson Henderson’s net worth is $1.5 million as of 2020.
Ben Henderson is Maried to his Wife, Maria Magana.
Ben surprised everyone by going on one knee in the Octagon after his victory against Gilbert Melendez.
His then-girlfriend turned wife, Maria Magana, was a ball of nerves that night. Nonetheless, she managed to squeak out a yes.
Details about their relationship are vague, but it is known that the couple has two sons, Kyong and Kub, as well as a daughter, Koah Abram.
The close-knit family is often sighted in public with joy etched on their faces.
Social Media Activity.
Benson Henderson is known to lead a secretive life. His Instagram activity is close to neigh, with him only having a single post and 115 followers on his account.
On Facebook, however, Henderson has 346,000 followers. He uses this platform to update fans on upcoming matches and general MMA news.
His account tells the story of his fighting journey, and the fans get to be a part of it.
Ben Henderson’s Wiki-Bio and Facts.
|Full name||Benson Henderson|
|Date of Birth||16th November 1983|
|Place of Birth||Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA|
|Profession||Professional mixed martial artist|
|Net worth||$1.5 million|