10 things to know about Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson following UFC Fight Night 77

November 11, 2015 10:52 am by Russell Ess

UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil proved to be an exciting night for fight fans. In the main event, MMA pioneers Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson met for the third time. The night proved to be in favor of the Brazilian “Phenom,” winning at 2:07 mark of the first round after a head kick stunned Henderson, only to be followed up by a barrage of punches on the ground.

Some interesting facts put out by MMA Junkie in conjunction with FightMetric about Belfort and Henderson’s prized careers:

  • Belfort improved to 8-2 since he dropped to the middleweight division in September 2007. Both of his losses in the weight class have been in UFC title bouts.

  • Belfort’s 14 stoppage victories in UFC competition are tied with Anderson Silva for the most in history.

  • Belfort’s 13 first-round stoppage victories in UFC competition are the most in history.

  • Belfort’s 12 knockout victories in UFC competition are the most in history.

  • Belfort’s four UFC knockout victories stemming from a head kick are tied with Donald Cerrone for the most in history. Several fighters have two head-kick knockout finishes.

  • Henderson competed in the ninth main event of his UFC career. He fell to 4-5 in headlining bouts with the organization.

  • Henderson fell to 1-2 since he returned to the UFC middleweight division in January. Overall, he’s 3-3 in the UFC at 185 pounds.

  • Henderson is just 2-6 in his past eight UFC appearances.

  • Henderson suffered just the third knockout loss of his career. All three of those finishes have come within his past six fights.

  • Henderson has suffered 15 knockdowns in UFC/PRIDE/Strikeforce/WEC competition, the most in the combined history of the four organizations.

Where do Belfort and Henderson go from here? Give us your thoughts in the comment section!

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