Sidney Outlaw replaces Benson Henderson at Bellator Japan
Benson Henderson will no longer be fighting on the Bellator Japan card. He has been replaced by Sidney Outlaw who will face Michael Chandler at the Saitama Super Arena on December 29th.
The news was announced by Rizin on Twitter:
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— RIZIN FF OFFICIAL (@rizin_PR) December 5, 2019
Outlaw (14-3) is clearly not as big a name as the former WEC and UFC lightweight champion he replaces. But the American comes into this contest on the back of a nine fight winning streak.
Chandler (19-5) won’t get the chance to avenge his 2016 split decision loss to Henderson. Instead the former Bellator lightweight champion finds himself matched with a young, hungry contender in Tokyo.
As previously announced Bellator Japan will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton Jackson, two fighters who made their name competing in the country during the Pride era.