Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson
Herb Dean is the referee. The fighters touch gloves. Henderson throws a couple low kicks. Machida throws a high kick. Henderson connects with a low kick and charges in, but Machida scampers to safety. Machida throws a high kick and misses, Henderson connects on another low kick. Machida scampers backwards every time Henderson moves forward. Two minutes left. Machida lands a two-punch combo. Henderson with a low kick and he feigns a big right hand. They exchange in close and Henderson misses with a left. Hendo clinches Machida and lands a couple knees before Machida escapes. Another clinch, but Machida trips him and is about to land an elbow as the horn sounds.
Another clinch. Henderson lands a knee and throws a right hand which doesnít connect. Henderson gets the better of another exchange, landing with a shot to the backpedaling Machidaís jaw. Henderson throws a low kick, Machida catches him with a knee coming in. Machida catches Henderson with a jab as the latter moves forward. Henderson threatens with the right hand, which is enough to send Machida scampering out of harmís way. They clinch and Hendo lands a left. Machida with a low kick. Henderson appears to have a welt under his right eye. Henderson pushes forward late and lands a couple lefts.
The fighters touch gloves. More of the same here, with Henderson pressing forward and Machida staying out of range. Henderson gets a takedown a bit over a minute in. Machida has him tied up. Henderson landing lefts to the obliques. Hendoís trying to work into side control. Just under two minutes left and they both scramble to their feet. Machida connects with a low kick. One minute left. Henderson circling to the outside. Machida lands a front kick and then solid kick to the torso. Fight ends.
Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).