Ageing veterans Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Dan “Hendo” Henderson will meet each other for the third time tonight (November 7, 2015) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77 from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The score is even at one a piece as of now with Henderson scoring a unanimous decision victory in the first meeting in 2006, and Belfort getting the job done in the rematch back in 2013.
With a combined age of over 80 years it’s clear that both men are way past their primes. Henderson is just 2-5 in his last seven bouts, but he is coming off of a quick and impressive knockout finish over Tim Boetsch.
“The Phenom” on the other hand, is 3-1 in his last four fights, but has had his fair share of issues outside of the cage. An infamous user of testosterone-replacement-therapy (TRT), Belfort spent nearly a year and a half on the sidelines after the substance was banned in 2014.
Ironically, the Brazilian, who looked more ripped up than ever, won three-straight by head kick knockout including the win over Henderson in 2013. He then returned last May to challenge Chris Weidman for the title, looking like a depleted, feeble version of his old self.
Henderson was also a TRT user, but the former Olympian never saw such a drastic body change as Belfort did. Either way, both men are now completely clean (hopefully), and will settle the score tonight.
To get ready for the rubber match, check out the last time the two met above courtesy of the UFC.