This weekend, in the main event of UFC 204, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson will step into the Octagon in Manchester, England, to square off for Bisping’s UFC middleweight championship. While the fight has the potential to be Bisping’s first successful title defense, it could also mean MMA history for Henderson.
Henderson, who was a longtime Pride FC champion, has never held the UFC strap. With a win over Bisping on Saturday, he could very well become the most decorated MMA fighter of all time. Regardless of whether or not he wins or loses, Henderson has revealed that he will be retiring after the fight.
During a recent interview with Submission Radio, Bisping’s coach, Jason Parillo, revealed his prediction for how he thinks his fighter will win the fight, avenge his loss to Henderson, and successfully make his first title defense.
“I got a couple of ideas how this thing goes. I know Dan has his H-Bomb, but Bisping’s got a Bisping bomb too. His right hand is firing very well – that’s a punch that’s been stopping guys in the gym.
“So we’re just going to go one shot. Every time I get asked these questions, I go with the one shot. If it ends from one shot, I’ll tell you what shot it’s gonna be. It’s gonna be a head kick. He’s gonna knock out Dan Henderson with a head kick.”
“I don’t want him ducking it, I don’t want him looking for it,” saud Parillo. “Or maybe I do want him looking for it. Maybe this is all a manipulation.”
“Left head kick,” predicted Parillo. “He’s gonna knock him out with a left head kick.”
Bisping will of course be entering the bout on a 4-fight win streak that most recently saw him knock out Luke Rockhold back in June to claim the UFC middleweight championship.
Will he be able to keep the streak going against Henderson?