Belfort hands Henderson first KO loss of career

Vitor Belfort, seen in this file photo, knocked out Dan Henderson with a boot to the face Saturday...

Vitor Belfort, seen in this file photo, knocked out Dan Henderson with a boot to the face Saturday in Brazil. (AFP file photo)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

After more than 16 years of fighting, Dan (Hendo) Henderson had never been knocked out.

Until now.

The MMA legend, who has long been known for his granite chin, fell victim to a brutal head kick courtesy Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort in the main event of UFC Fight Night 32 Saturday in Goiania, Brazil.

Once the action got under way in the octagon, the KO of Henderson didn’t take long in coming.

After a brief feeling-out process, Belfort dropped the former PRIDE two-division champion with a left uppercut. The onetime UFC light-heavyweight titleholder swarmed with punches, but Henderson returned to his feet.

Belfort then uncorked a stunning kick to put the 43-year-old away.


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