Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will square off with former Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus next month.
Bellator announced on Thursday the full fight card for Bellator 268, which includes Henderson vs. Primus on Oct. 16 at Footprint Center in Phoenix. The lightweight fight will serve on the Showtime-televised main card before a pair of light heavyweight headliners including champ Vadim Nemkov vs. Anthony Johnson in the main event.
Henderson, who moved to Bellator in 2016, remains on the comeback trial after losing back-to-back fights in appearances against Michael Chandler and Jason Jackson. The former UFC champ’s overall record in the Bellator cage stands at 5-5.
Primus, who captured the Bellator lightweight title from Chandler in 2017 only to cede it to him 18 months later, is also on the road to redemption after a split decision loss to Islam Mamedov in his previous appearance.
Below is the full Bellator 268 fight card:
Main Card (Showtime, 10:00 p.m. ET)
Vadim Nemkov vs. Anthony Johnson – light heavyweight title bout
Benson Henderson vs. Brent Primus
Preliminary Card (YouTube, 7:00 p.m. ET)
Julias Anglickas vs. Karl Albrektsson
Sullivan Cauley vs. Deon Clash
Sumiko Inaba vs. Randi Field
Maria Henderson vs. Collette Santiago