43-year-old MMA legend and former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson put on quite a show for the fans at Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil, last night when he came from behind to knock out Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with an emphatic third round right hook.
Rua was largely dominating the fight up until that point, controlling the pace with his low kicks and badly wobbling Henderson in the first round. “Shogun” also dropped “Hendo” with a big uppercut in the second, but couldn’t do much against the former Olympic wrestler on the ground.
But in the third, “Hendo” showed why he is never out of any fight when he still has his vaunted “H-bomb,” blasting Rua flush to break his nose and swarm for the finish. “Hendo” was on the brink of four top losses, something that usually spells doom for any UFC fighter.
Now, a whole host of exciting possibilities potentially await the iron-chinned slugger. Check out the fight video highlights of FOX Sports above.