UFC Fight Night 32: Vitor Belfort Knocks Out Dan Henderson With Yet...

UFC Fight Night 32: Vitor Belfort Knocks Out Dan Henderson With Yet Another Headkick


History has been made at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil as the surging Vitor Belfort has done what no other MMA fighter has been able to accomplish by knocking out Dan Henderson in the first round of their main event bout.

A middleweight title shot was on the line for Belfort, and he capitalized upon that chance by keeping his impressive win streak alive. Many people have criticized Belfort for his use of TRT, but regardless of the morality of his actions, he’s looking to be in the best shape of his lengthy career by far.

The fight started out tentatively, with both fighters looking to find their range. But it soon erupted, a Belfort rocked Henderson dropped him with a counter left hook and swarmed him on the ground. After some punches, “The Phenom” stood up to unleash one his lethal headkicks to put “Hendo” out.

It was quite the spectacular way for Henderson to lose his first bout by (T)KO, and Belfort indeed deserves his title shot, and he’ll be a tough challenge for either Chris Weidman or Anderson Silva.

What is your take on “The Phenom’s” big win?

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MagicMMA MagicMMA

    Incredible! This guys needs a title shot. I want Anderson to win, but if he loses, I hope Belfort smashes Weidman. Three first round head kick knockouts and against a guy like Hendo, Vitor is scary.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Angeles0 Angeles0

      not suprised at all, and all im thinking is TRT!, i like vitor one of the most exciting fighter but TRT is always 2nd when i hear of him.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Dabs Dabs

        I agree. TRT should not be allowed. Never heard of it until I heard of MMA fighters (who are also incredibly muscled and stronger than the "average" man) using it.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/asdf asdf

    Oh man, the TRT comments are coming. I will wait and see.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness


    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MagicMMA MagicMMA

      TRT doesn't do that to three opponents in a row. Haters can hate.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

        Yes it does actually and it keeps going after that too. Again there is a reason Vitor uses it and a reason people that train with fighters that go on it say they change dramatically.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/mmauk mmauk

      He's a cheat, that's why. It's not about liking him or disliking him. I'll get weaks for saying that even though I'm telling the truth.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

        People get a soft spot for someone and they can do no wrong. Vitor is a cheat but to be fair so is Hendo. It's not fair for the others that aren't.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    I'll be interested to know where Belfort goes from here 185 or 205.It seems everyone is running away from 205 division.

    I would say Belfort takes on the winner of Silva and Weidman…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Kackvogel Kackvogel

    huge win for vitor!!! dont like to see hendo lose like that, but vitor is my favorite fighter and i am happy he will fight for the belt again!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    That was a bad fight for Hendo from the get-go.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    That was a bad fight for Hendo from the get-go.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/griffin griffin

    vitor beats silva and weidman. front kick was a fluke belfort could beat him then and will do it even easier now

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

      Whatever makes you feel good.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IGMBurninPiff IGMBurninPiff

      Let them fight in Las Vegas and we'll see how that fight goes. Every fighter should turn down a fight with him in Brazil so TRT can't be used. I don't care what u want to say about it his TRT use started this run

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

        That's a pretty ignorant statement to make….. Vitor's recent success is due his move to the Blackzillians camp not TRT that's ridiculous. TRT does not give you technique.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IGMBurninPiff IGMBurninPiff

          Are you kidding me?! TRT does alot for technique. It gives you the ability to train longer and harder with less time to repair the muscles in between. It also makes you faster and stronger so the techniques that have been so effective might not have come close to landing without the boost in speed. It also gives you better focus and such (hence why baseball players are so effective hitting on it, it's not just power it makes reflexes faster.) to Artsnot, Hendo's been on TRT for YEARSSSS but in all those years he's also never tested at elevated levels. While I'd bet his lack of testosterone is from previous steroid use probably during his olympic wrestling campaings he's never been shown to abuse the TRT during his camps and fights. He also still looks like the same old Dan Henderson who's been fighting forever. He didn't over night turn into the Brazilian Hulk like Vitor, He didn't suddenly explode into another level of fighter LATE in his career. Vitor's move to the Blackzilians camp I'm sure has helped a little training with great muay thai coaches and fighters like Spong, but at this stage in his career without the TRT I'd bet he would be so successful. Like I said you can argue w.e u want but look at the record/stats since his TRT use compared to before it.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/artsnot artsnot

        TRT didn't seem to do much for Hendo in that fight. He's on it too, in case you hadn't heard.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

          Yep 2 cheaters and one had to go. Hendo still does better on TRT than off it so don't get confused.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Garson Garson

      getting kickt in the face is such a fluke.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

      @griffin, Vitor is the fluke. The guy gets caught cheating and then punished with being able to cheat for the rest of his career. Silva is a way better fighter than Vitor and thats why Vitor will never fight him without nitro in his veins.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    The first uppercut lifted Hendo from the floor…..amazing!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    We didn't really see much in this fight other than a quick beating…..Would have loved to have seen it go at least three rounds before a finish.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/apocalypse123 apocalypse123

    These knockouts have been… phenomenal

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Garson Garson

    First thing I was thinking when Vitor got his phone after the fight was
    "Now he is texting Dana White for a titel shot"

    Seriously tho I do not see how you can deny Vitor the winner of Anderson/Weidman now :)

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

      I know how Vitor will deny it, tell him he fights in Vegas.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/watermelon%20fresh watermelon fresh

    Henderson has horrible striking technique- He spent 30 seconds setting up the worst advance I've ever seen…This is not the first time he's done this either. He came in plotting eye's on the floor swinging with short pawing punches. Horrible! You never see that from a top-level fighter. Only reason he got away with it before is his chin. He punches are as bad or worse than amateurs….