UFC Seoul Results: Henderson wins split decision win over Masvidal

UFC’s first trip to Seoul, South Korea resulted in explosive finishes and some very competitive fights, including the main event between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal.

Henderson used every tool in his arsenal in this fight, from long-range weapons to short-range strikes in the clinch. Masvidal would not be outdone, though, as he fired away with strikes and both takedown and submission attempts himself.

It was a competitive 5-round fight that had the judges divided. The scorecards read 48-47 and 49-46 for “Smooth” Henderson; one judge gave the bout to Masvidal, 48-47. The former UFC and WEC champ beat Masvidal via split decision to win the final fight on his UFC contract. This would likely play into his favor as he negotiates a new contract.

Here are your quick results for UFC Fight Night Seoul:

Ben Henderson def. Jorge Masvidal by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46)

Dong Hyun Kim def. Dominic Waters via TKO (strikes from crucifix) at 3:11 of round 1

Doo Ho Choi def. Sam Sicilia via TKO (punches) at 1:33 of round 1

PrelimsĀ 

Alberto Mina def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via spit decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Doing Yang def. Jake Collier by TKO (Punches) in round 3

Mike De La Torre def. Yui Chul Nam by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Tae Hyun Bang def. Leo Kuntz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Seo Hee Ham def. Cortney Casey by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Fredy Serrano def. Yao Zhikui by TKO (Injury) in round 1

Marco Beltran def. Ning Guangyou by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Dominique Steele def. Dong Hyun Kim by KO (Slam and elbows) in round 3

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Gab Pangalangan is a former collegiate national Judo champ and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DojoDrifter.com. You can find his other works in the Philippines' leading magazines and websites.
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