Benson Henderson Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Benson Henderson is a star as a Mixed martial artist. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on the November 16, 1983 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 1.75 m, Benson Henderson has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life Benson Henderson has attended Decatur High School, Dana College. unknown Maria Magana Song Henderson, Kim Sung-hwa are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $2 Million.

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Benson Henderson spent his childhood in Federal Way, Washington. At the age of nine, under the influence of his mother Benson began to take Tae Kwon Do lessons alongside his brother, soon after reaching black belt level. He went to Decatur High School, where he began wrestling for the school’s team, and upon matriculation in 2001, he continued both education and wrestling at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, from which he graduated with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2006. He competed for the college wrestling teams, and thanks to his skills was named an NAIA All-American twice – in 2005 and 2006.

In the same year, Benson’s career turned professional, when he debuted in the match against Dan Gregary, defeating him. Although he lost his third fight against Rocky Johnson, he continued with success, and his seventh victory was over Diego Saraiva, a UFC veteran. In no time, he made his debut in the World Extreme Cage fighting at WEC 38, when he defeated Anthony Njokuani. Since then his career has only gone upwards, as well as his net worth. In 2009, Benson won the Interim WEC Lightweight Championship, when he finished the fight against Donal Cerrone with victory; he defended the title in the next two fights, but in a third against Anthony Pettis, he lost it in December of 2010. The match was named Fight of the Night.

Nevertheless, Benson continued to line up success after success, as he was transferred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his debut in the fight against Mark Bocek in 2011, and in the following year he became the UFC Lightweight Champion, when he defeated Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. In 2012, he was also named Fighter of the Year by ESPN, UFC and Sherdog. However, in August 2013 he lost the title to Anthony Pettis, but over the next two years, Benson took his MMA record to 22 – by, defeating Brandon Thatch.

Most recently, Benson in 2016 signed a contract with Bellator MMA to compete for them, making his debut in the Bellator Welterweight Championship against Andrey Koreshkov, which he lost. However, he continued to pursue further career.

To speak further of his career, Benson has also competed at the 2011 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship for the USA in Men’s Grappling, winning a bronze medal, which certainly increased his net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Benson Henderson has been married to Maria Magana since 2014; the couple has a son, and their current residence is in Phoenix, Arizona.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Benson Henderson
  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Date Of Birth: November 16, 1983
  • Place Of Birth: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Weight: 71 kg
  • Profession: Mixed martial artist
  • Education: Decatur High School, Dana College
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Maria Magana
  • Parents: Song Henderson, Kim Sung-hwa
  • Siblings: Julius Henderson
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smoothbensonhenderson
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/bensonhenderson
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4772243/

Filmography

Self
Title Year Status Character
Unrivaled: Benson Henderson 2016 TV Movie Himself
UFC on Fox 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series 2015 TV Series Himself
MMA: Inside the Cage 2014 TV Series Himself
UFC: Road to the Octagon 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
Smooth Benson Henderson: A Warrior for God 2013 Short Himself
Benson Henderson: Rising Up 2012 TV Special documentary Himself
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson 2012 TV Movie Himself
MMAthletics 2011 TV Series Himself