UFC 204 Results and analysis: Michael Bisping tested to limits by Henderson

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UFC 204, What an event we had. Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 2 was scheduled as the main event of the night with couple of more interesting matches. I am here with UFC 204 results and analysis.

UFC 204 Results

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Mike Perry defeated Danny Roberts via KO

Leonardo Santos defeated Adriano Martins via Split decision

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

Marc Diakiese defeated Łukasz Sajewski via KO

Damian Stasiak defeated Davey Grant via Submission (armbar)

Leon Edwards defeated Albert Tumenov via Submission (rear-naked choke)

Iuri Alcântara defeated Brad Pickett via Submission (triangle choke)

Main Card

Mirsad Bektić defeated Russell Doane via Submission (rear-naked choke)

Stefan Struve defeated Daniel Omielańczuk via Submission (D’Arce choke)

Jimi Manuwa defeated Ovince Saint Preux via KO (punches)

Gegard Mousasi defeated Vitor Belfort via TKO (punches)

Michael Bisping defeated Dan Henderson via Unanimous Decision

UFC 204 Results and Analysis

I think it was an average event with average matches other than the main event and Belfort vs. Mousasi match. But it turns out that last 3 main event matches were very good and entertaining. Lets have a close look at some of these matches.

Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Although Preux had a lot of confidence and effort thrown in this match but he could not survive the aggressiveness of ManuwaJimi Manuwa is expected to be seen in more main event matches and may eye a title shot soon.

Gegard Mousasi vs. Vitor Belfort

Mousasi is a killer fighter. He was the former strike force LHW champion. He has 22 wins by KO and has 28 1st round finishes to his name. What else do you want in his CV. Although he lost to Thiago Santos at UFC 200 but this fight was Performance of the Night. Only Mousasi had the courage to call Vitor Belfort and finish him as well.

He just knocked out Vitor Belfort in 2nd round as it was predicted. If he had not lost to Uriah Hall, we might had seen him fight the champion next time. Let’s wait what is in his plate for his next bout.

Main Event

Michael Bisping via Dan Henderson

Here is a sneak peak of both fighters:

Dan Henderson:

  • I think he is the most experienced MMA fighter
  • Fought 12 current or former UFC champions
  • 3rd most KO in UFC/SF/Pride/WEC history (15)
  • Former Pride MW and WW Champion

Michael Bisping:

Bisping has a solid 4 fight win streak including beating Rockhold at UFC 199 to become champion.
He is also Undefeated in UK (his home country)

Round # 1

Both fighters played careful game, Bisping landing good scoring shots through out
WHAT… Just in last minute Dan Henderson KO’s Bisping and latches onto him with huge punches.
Bisping somehow survives this punch tornado and gets up. Round 1 finishes with
Bisping’s red face and huge cut just below his eye.

Round 2

Bisping is like he is fresh and controls the fight for 3:30 minutes. He landed huge at the
end to Dan, who is in trouble now. But just like 1st round Henderson struck big again.
We end the round with Henderson on top.

What a round. Bisping threw 42 while Henderson landed 11 in this round.

Round 3

A very much Bisping round as he lands good shots. Henderson is as always looking one KO.

Round 4

Bisping kick hits Henderson low second time in the fight and here we have a good enough
break. Henderson did not wasted this moment to catch hi breath while Bisping kept
mocking him and shaking his head. Henderson finding some pace at the end of the round.

Round 5

Here we are. Henderson wants to finish it. But Bisping keeping good distance. Both
fighters have their chances in the fight. But no real power behind their punches, Henderson tried a lot but it is Bisping now who is in survival mode. Last minute pace by both of them but we are going to see a decision.

Result

Michael Bisping wins the fight via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

Analysis

This was a brilliant fight and deserved to get Fight of the Night Award, which it got. This was the last time we saw Dan Henderson fight, as he said in the post match talk. He thanked Bisping, fans and his family for every thing.

Bisping had proved that he can fight for 5 rounds with men like Dan Henderson who are deadly with their KO punches. Bisping showed a lot of respect towards Henderson.

This is what we had from UFC 204. But the good news is we have an action packed UFC 205 event next month with 3 main event fights including fighters like Conor McGregorEddie AlvarezTyron WoodleyStephen ThompsonChris Weidman and Joanna Jędrzejczyk and more. This is a must see event and you can follow all its details at this tag UFC 205. Also you can follow us at our social media accounts here Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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