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Benson Henderson had a stunning career in the UFC, losing just three of his 14 UFC bouts, but since his move to Bellator, he hasn't had the same luck.

In his debut, the former UFC lightweight champ fell to Andrey Koreshkov via unanimous decision, making his second try at Bellator success even more meaningful than before.

"You have to win, it doesn't matter," he said during a media scrum on Wednesday. "But that's every fight for me, the way I approach it. This fight is the biggest fight of my life."

Henderson made his Bellator debut at 170, but returned to his normal 155 weight class for this next fight.

"This is the biggest of my career," he said. "How will I bounce back? Second time in Bellator, I need to get those Bellator cage jitters over."

To add more pressure to his already full plate, the winner of this fight will get a title shot next.

Henderson is set to face former Bellator featherweight champion, Patricio Pitbull, who is making his first foray at lightweight in the promotion. The pair will be meeting on August 26 in Anaheim, CA live on Spike TV.


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