Back in 2000, Henderson made his PRIDE debut against Silva and lost a decision to the fierce Brazilian. His chance at vengeance came seven years later and resulted in a resounding victory for the former Olympic wrestler. During the duel, “Hendo” landed one of his trademark “H-Bombs” and sent Silva down to the canvas. The victory won him the promotion’s middleweight belt and was his last appearance in PRIDE before the company folded and was purchased by Zuffa.
UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson is as iconic as competitors come in Mixed Martial Arts. From his facial features to fighting style, “Hendo” is instantly recognizable and holds a place among the all-time greats as a man who has found consistent success for more than 15 years including titles in multiple organizations. In fact, while these countdowns tend to feature a Top 5 format, the 43-year old Henderson’s run in the ring has been so impressive he’s merited an extra five slots. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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