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UFC Fight Night 32: Careless Henderson invites KO-headkick from Belfort

UFC Fight Night 32 - Vitor Belfort's headkick that KO-ed Dan Henderson

Vitor Belfort knocks Dan Henderson out in the very first round


Yeah, I know I'm a bit late to still wanna talk about it so it's only going to be a quick one about the main event. First of all, I think everyone must know what an MMA legend Dan Henderson is 'cause even I didn't until recently when I read up on Wikipedia. He was the only fighter to ever hold two titles of different weightclasses from two different major MMA promotions at the same time. He's 43 years old today and is still competing against few of the best in the UFC unfortunately he has lost his last 3 fights including this one against Vitor Belfort. The only reason why he's still not hanging up his gloves, I believe, is because he hasn't won a title in the UFC and I seriously doubt he could at this age. Although he may not be remembered as a champion in the UFC, but he's already one of the greatest of all time to long-time MMA fans.

The first minute of the bout seemed like it was going to be a boring range-finding, water-testing round. A few seconds later Henderson went in with a very slow face-down punch attempt which Belfort countered with an accurate uppercut to the chin, dropped him and exploded with non-stop ground and pound. Henderson tried to get back onto his feet right in front of Belfort and ended up getting kicked to the head so hard that he was sent to the hospital. It was like a red carpet for Belfort to chop his head off. This was the first ever knockout loss in Henderson's looooong career. Next up for Belfort? Dana White didn't give a clear answer but I'd certainly would love to see him going for the Light Heavyweight title against Jon Jones, who's undisputed since 2011.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT VS. HENDERSON Results


Fight of the Night: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akmhedov
Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
Submission of the Night: Adriano Martins

MAIN CARD

Light Heavyweight: Vitor Belfort def. Dan Henderson | TKO (head kick) | R1 1:17
Middleweight: Cezar Ferreira def. Daniel Sarafian | Split Decision | 3 rounds
Light Heavyweight: Rafael Cavalcante def. Igor Pokrajac | Submission (knees & punches) | R1 1:18
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch def. Paulo Thiago | Submission (knee and punches) | R1 2:10
Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare def. Santiago Ponzinibbio | Unanimous Decision | 3 rounds
Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens def. Rony Jason | KO (head kick) | R1 0:40

PRELIMINARY CARD

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia def. Godofredo Pepey | TKO (punches) | R1 1:42
Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov def. Thiago Perpétuo | KO (punches) | R1 3:31
Lightweight: Thiago Tavares def. Justin Salas | Submission (rear-naked choke) | R1 2:38
Lightweight: Adriano Martins def. Daron Cruickshank | Submission (straight armbar) | R2 2:49
Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz def. Jose Maria Tome | TKO (punches) | R3 3:19


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