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Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares
The fighters calmly size each other up in the center of the Octagon. Palhares shoots and is blasted with a right hand. Palhares attempts a foot lock but Henderson jumps out of it. Palhares shoots twice and Dan sprawls strong and punches the head. Palhares lands a body kick and misses with a wheel kick. Henderson continues to stop the takedown. Henderson jabs and looks to set up his right hand. Palhares lands a left-right combo but he pays for it as Henderson gets wild with punches and crumbles Palhares to the canvas. Henderson lands a hammerfist. The Pride veteran jabs the head and is taken down with a single-leg. Palhares takes side-control with 30 seconds remaining. Henderson gets to half-guard, and as time expires, Palhares spins for a kneebar.
Palhares fails on two shots before picking Henderson up and slamming him hard to the canvas. The Brazilian works from Henderson’s closed-guard with punches. Henderson goes high with his hips and Palhares immediately goes to a kneebar-heelhook combo. The hold is deep but Henderson escapes. Palhares pulls guard and is hit with a right hand. The action slows, which prompts referee Herb Dean to stand the fighters to their feet. Both middleweights miss head kicks before the horn sounds.
The final frame starts slow. With 4:30 left on the clock, Palhares fails on a shoot but he manages to land a knee to the chin on exit. Palhares looks sloppy with his punches as he grows frustrated from not being able to score a takedown. Henderson cracks the BJJ black belt with a right cross. Palhares looks to tie up the wrester, but Henderson backs away and fires a right hook that glances. The crowd starts to shower the cage with boos as the action slows. Palhares nearly scores a takedown, but Henderson shows excellent use of hips to keep the top position. He punches the head with his right hand and stands. Palhares pulls guard and nearly secures a heel hook. Henderson escapes. Punches rain down from the Team Quest fighter to put the stamp on what should be a clear victory.
The official judges’ scorecards were 30-27 (twice) and 29-28 for Dan Henderson.