Dan Henderson made his return to middleweight for the first time since his loss to Jake Shields in 2010. The 44-year-old faced Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 14 in Stockholm, in front of a crowd of more than 26,000 at the Tele2 Arena. It didn't last 2 minutes.
Henderson predictably came in looking for the H-Bomb KO, but it proved to be his downfall. As he put his left hand out and wound up his right hand, Mousasi caught Henderson with a right hand to the temple, which put Henderson on a knee. He spun around and fell backward with his head hitting against the cage, after which referee Leon Roberts moved in to see if the fight needed to be stopped. Another punch by Mousasi forced the stoppage, which disappointed the pro-Henderson crowd and didn't please Henderson himself.
Gegard Mousasi def. Dan Henderson via TKO (punches) at 1:10 of round 1.
Mousasi improves to 3-2 in the UFC while Henderson drops to 1-5 in the last 6, and it's the 2nd time in his illustrious career that he's been finished with strikes.
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