Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson met for the third time in their storied careers on Saturday night in the UFC Fight Night 77 main event in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Henderson won a decision over Belfort during their days fighting for Pride Fighting Championships, while Belfort knocked Henderson out in their previous UFC fight, ensuring Saturday night’s victor would be granted bragging rights when he is one day sitting around the campfire with his grandchildren.
Henderson entered the arena to a quiet respect from the Brazilian crowd, but that same crowd exploded with enthusiasm when home country hero Belfort made his way to the cage.
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The fight started slowly, each man showing measured respect for the other’s power, hesitant to engage.
But while Belfort may not have jumped into action when the bell sounded, he seemed to have reserved the energy from the crowd until just the right moment, and when he did act, it was with full authority.
Nothing happened for the first couple of minutes, but then Belfort launched ….View original article