UFC FN 77: Vitor Belfort Head Kick Takes Out Dan Henderson Again
By FCF Staff
Vitor Belfort used a headkick to defeat Dan Henderson in 2013, and the Brazilian used it again to set up his second win over the American at UFC Fight Night 77.
Belfort didn’t offer any offense at all for almost the first two minutes of the rubber match, until he cracked Henderson with left head kick. A stunned Henderson fell to the floor, and after Belfort landed a couple more punches, the bout was called by referee Mario Yamasaki.
Henderson was clearly upset with Yamasaki’s decision; however, in the replay, the legend did appear to momentarily go limp after taking a follow up punch.
In the co-headliner, Glover Teixeira repeatedly worked his way back to his feet after being taken down several times by Patrick Cummins, and finished the latter in round two with punches.
Here are the results from UFC FN 77, which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Vitor Belfort def. Dan Henderson via KO (head kick and punches) R1, 2:07
Glover Teixeira def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (punches) R2, 1:12
Thomas Almeida def. Anthony Birchak via KO (punch) R1, 4:24
Alex Oliveira def. Piotr Hallmann via KO (punch) R3, 0:51
Rashid Magomedov def. Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Corey Anderson def. Fabio Maldonado via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gleison Tibau def. Abel Trujillo via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 1:45
Johnny Case def. Yan Cabral via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Thiago Tavares def. Clay Guida via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:39
Chas Skelly def. Kevin Souza via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 1:56
Viscardi Andrade def. Gasan Umalatov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jimmie Rivera def. Pedro Munhoz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Matheus Nicolau def. Bruno Korea via submission (front choke) R3, 3:27