Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
It’s time for the main event, as Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson square off in a five-round light heavyweight affair. Henderson (29-10) has never lost three consecutive fights and bested Belfort (23-10) during their 2006 meeting. For “The Phenom,” this is an important contest, as he would lose his future middleweight title shot with a loss.
Dan Miragliotta will handle the official duties for this fight. We have had an incredible night of finishes, and with the power of these two men, you’d have to think another one might be in the future.
As always, Bruce Buffer gave a rousing introduction to both fighters.
Round 1: Belfort is circling towards the “H-Bomb,” but remains very far away right now. Henderson comes in and Belfort connects, pouncing and hammering away. Henderson works to his feet, but Belfort lands a kick to the head that drops him and he is out. The ref steps in and Henderson remains down. Kenny Florian is saying Henderson was trying to get to his feet, but I have to disagree. Henderson was out, and only getting to his feet because he bounced off the canvas. A good stoppage by the referee, and the first time Henderson’s been stopped in his career. It was a big left hook that first floored him.
Vitor Belfort def. Dan Henderson via KO (head kick) at 1:17 of Round 1