Dan Henderson shook up the MMA community when the UFC legend took out No. 14-ranked (WW) Hector Lombard, in their middleweight clash Saturday night at UFC 196, with some vicious elbows to the Cuban’s face.
This was Lombard’s welterweight debut following a third round thrashing at the hands of Neil Magny back in March at UFC Fight Night 85. Lombard was returning from a year-long suspension after testing positive for an illegal substance following his win over Josh Burkman in 2015, which resulted in his unanimous decision win being turned into a no-contest.
Henderson has now won two of his last four bouts via KO, with his most recent Octagon appearance resulting in an upsetting KO loss to No. 3-ranked Vitor Belfort back in November at UFC Fight Night 77. ‘Hendo’s’ last Octagon victory came in June of 2015 against Tim Boetsch, with Henderson knocking out Boetsch twenty-eight seconds into the first round.
Following his win over Lombard, Henderson admitted that he is contemplating retirement, however, he won’t make any decisions just yet off of emotion.
You can see the full fight highlights between Henderson and Lombard here: