Report: Sidney Outlaw Replaces Ben Henderson At Bellator 237

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson has suffered an injury and has been pulled from Bellator 237, replacing him against Michael Chandler is Sidney Outlaw.

MMA Junkie first reported the news, while the bout is still expected to be the co-main event of the show.

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Chandler (19-5-0) is a three times Bellator Lightweight Champion, defeating Eddie Alvarez, Patricky Pitbull and Brent Primus to start those reigns. Chandler is competing for the first time since losing the lightweight title to Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221. Chandler has suffered five losses as a professional MMA fighter, but he has yet to be beaten by way of submission.

Outlaw (14-3-0) is undefeated under the Bellator MMA banner, having defeated the duo of Roger Huerta and Mike Bannon. Outlaw competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 2, defeating Michael Cora by unanimous decision. Outlaw will enter this contest while in the midst of a nine fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in over three years.

Bellator 237 takes place on Saturday, December 28 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan with Fedor Emelianenko and Rampage Jackson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.

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