UFC 204 is here. All the fans were wondering if a rematch between Bisping and Henderson would take place, well now it will. This fight will most likely be Henderson’s last before he retires.
This fight card takes place in Manchester, United Kingdom and it will be hostile territory for Dan Henderson indeed. Also on this card is the always dangerous Vitor Belfort vs. Gregard Mousasi; Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa; and UK’s up-and-coming Brad Pickett faces off against Iuri Alcantara.
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Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson
This is a rematch of the epic fight that resulted a whole season of shit-talking during The Ultimate Fighter: Team USA vs. Team UK. Team USA was coached by Henderson and Bisping coached Team UK. In that fight, Bisping made the mistake of circling to his right, in the direction of Henderson’s “H-Bomb” right hand. The result was one of the most iconic knockouts in MMA history. Bisping will want to avenge that loss.
Bisping has been fighting smart, as he showed in his victories over Anderson Silva and Luke Rockhold for the title. Bisping likes to use his technical boxing and stays on the outside. He uses his wrestling in a defensive way to stuff takedowns. Although he is not known for his power, he has some solid boxing on the inside. Look for Bisping to try to wear down Henderson who will be looking for that right hand or a takedown.
If Henderson is not able to get in distance for his right hand, at some point he will shoot. When that is stuffed too, he will start to get tired. Bisping will be content with a five round decision — don’t let the shit-talking fool you.
Will Bisping be able to hold his belt, or will Hendo take it and retire as the champion? They are both getting old and have plenty of fights on their record. The venue will be packed with English MMA fans, which should help Bisping. He is used to fighting in the UK with the crowd behind him. This is going to be a card to remember, and could be the last time we see Dan Henderson.
Bisping -5.5 handicap Bisping, over 2.5 rounds 2.05, Bisping via 5 round decision 5.20 – hedge Henderson in round 1 7.00 .
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Just when people started to forget about Victor Belfort, he came back. Belfort has some of the fastest finishes in UFC history and is always a threat in the first round.
Mousasi is one of the most technical and meticulous strikers out there. He does not take many chances and is happy slowly breaking people down with his strikes at a distance. He has a solid base with good grappling and takedown defense.
Like many fights involving Belfort, Mousasi will have to weather the first round storm. Mousasi is a slow starter, but is also hard to lead into a brawling match. Mousasi has high fight IQ and will be happy to let Belfort gas himself out in round one.
Look for Mousasi to take the upper hand in round 2 and 3. Mousasi -3.5 Mousasi via 3 round decision 4.70 , Belfort in round 1.
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