Before Daniel Cormier defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson, watch Cormier’s thorough beatdown of Dan Henderson.
Daniel Cormier is one week away from his UFC light heavyweight title rematch with Anthony Johnson. The reigning champion has only had three non-title bouts at 205 lbs, and one of them was in May 2014 against Dan Henderson. This fight was somewhat rushed together to help bolster UFC 173, with Hendo coming off a KO win over Mauricio Rua, and Cormier destroying Patrick Cummins at UFC 170.
If you’re really interested in watching Cormier completely thrash Henderson before choking him out cold, this is the post for you. The full video is at the top of the page.
Here’s Tim Burke’s play-by-play of the final round:
Round 3 – Cormier with a friend kick and a head kick. Cormier just picked Henderson up and legit WWE-style bodyslammed him. Henderson got up and got ragdolled again. Cormier worked from the top. He moved to mount. Henderson doesn’t even look like he wants to be there anymore. Henderson was just turtled up on his h ands and knees while Cormer spun around him and punched him in the head. Cormier attacked for a choke with just brute strength and actually got it. Henderson held on for a while but the referee jumped in and stopped it. Hendo went out.
Daniel Cormier defeats Dan Henderson by submission (rear naked choke), 3:53 of round 3
And here’s the BE community’s somber reaction to Cormier ragdolling Hendo and then getting the finish.
UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 airs live on Saturday, April 8th at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.