FormerLight Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson finally settled the score with Maurício “Shogun” Rua after a first match that went the distance in 2011. Henderson won that fight by unanimous decision, but last night at Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 on Fox Sports 1 he didn’t allow the fight to go to the judges scorecard again. After losing the battle in the first two rounds, Henderson picked up the pace in the third, and clipped Rua with a brutal right hook. He won the fight via TKO due to punches, which earned him both the Fight of the Night bonus and his first Performance of the Night bonus.
If you missed it, you can catch the devastating knockout in the animated GIF right above.
Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Dan Henderson def. Maurício Rua KO (punches)
C.B. Dollaway def. Cezar Ferreira TKO (punches)
Leonardo Santos vs. Norman Parke Draw (majority)
Fabio Maldonado def. Gian Villante Decision (unanimous)
Michel Prazeres def. Mairbek Taisumov Decision (unanimous)
Rony Jason def. Steven Siler TKO (punches)
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Thiago Santos def. Ronny Markes TKO (body kick and punches)
Jussier Formiga def. Scott Jorgensen Submission (rear-naked choke)
Kenny Robertson def. Thiago Perpétuo Submission (rear-naked choke)
Hans Stringer def. Francimar Barroso Decision (split)
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Godofredo Castro def. Noad Lahat KO (flying knee)