There don’t seem to be many better home field advantages in MMA than Brazil is for Belfort. He’s 4-0 in his last four fights there with finishes in each including, of course, his handling of Henderson. The head kick knockout marked the first time Henderson had been stopped with strikes in his career and cemented Belfort’s spot as the top contender at 185 pounds regardless of what happens between Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman in December. His stand-up has never looked better, though of course things could change outside the friendly confines of his proverbial backyard.
It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to the evening’s biggest winners at UFC Fight Night 32. After all, nine of the eleven efforts involved finishes including Vitor Belfort’s historic knockout of Dan Henderson in the main event. There was also an upset or two as well as the emergence of names to watch in 2014 like Brandon Thatch and Jeremy Stephens. It was an excellent show from top to bottom, giving fans in Brazil and tuning in at home plenty to cheer about on Saturday night. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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