Former champs Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson faced off at the main event of UFC 161. It was an extremely close bout that went back and forth, and in case you missed it Fox Sports has highlights from the light heavyweight bout. Since a short clip may not be enough to get you update, here are snippets from our live blog of the night:
Round 1 - A lot of feinting and no strikes for the first 35 seconds. Rashad scored first with a jab. Henderson landed a right and an uppercut while Rashad peppered him with both hands in close. Rashad looked for a takedown but couldn't get it. Evans put together a nice combo that scored. Hendo looking fo the H-Bomb without success. Rashad went for another takedown but settled for clinching up against the cage. Hendo spun away and ate a glancing right. They clinched again briefly and Evans scored with a knee. Evans landed a jab. Henderson landed his own stiff jab that knocked Rashad down. Evans was wobbly and Hendo was all over him, but it looked like Evans recovered. 10-9 Hendo.
Round 2 - After some posturing, Rashad got a brief takedown. Hendo got up but Evans was latched onto his back. They ended up clinching against the cage. The separated and Rashad landed a nice right. Hendo responded with a knee and uppercut. Rashad came forward with another solid right and clinched up. He exited with a glancing right. Hendo kept trying to close the distance to land the H-Bomb, but Rashad smartly backed away every time. Hendo stuffed another Evans takedown attempt. Evans closed the distance and landed a left was rebuffed on another takedown attempt. Hendo landed an elbow to the side of Rashad's face 10-9 Evans.
Round 3 - Evans has a small cut over his eyebrow. Hendo charged forward with a left but whiffed on it. Evans landed a jab, then came forward with a combination that slightly wobbled Dan. They exchanged jabs and Hendo missed with the right by a mile. Evans scooped a single but Hendo fought him off. They clinched up and Hendo scored with a knee to the guy. Rashad backed out, threw a nice combo that landed, then tried to get a takedown again. Henderson stopped him once again though. They clinched again and Evans landed a flurry of short rights. He landed another nice shot and wouldn't give Hendo any space. Rashad scooped a single and Hendo clubbed him with an elbow. Hendo swung and missed, while Evans landed one more jab late. 10-9 Evans, and 29-28 for him on my card.
Rashad Evans defeated Dan Henderson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
For more clips from the fight, ESPN also has highlights of the bout.