Henderson opened up in the second, swinging for that fence as he is wont to do. He connected, too, clean even, but Cormier ate that famous right hand and kept right on chugging.
Soon thereafter, Cormier took him down and assumed the position, that being side control. He briefly threatened with a submission but this is Dangerous Dan Henderson we're talking about.
You ain't submitting that dude.
Instead, Cormier simply won the battle for position. Every scramble, he looked faster. And while his punches weren't coming with enough force to earn a stoppage, the cumulative damage was inevitable.
The end of the round came and Cormier had dominated all throughout. Henderson would need a finish in the third if he wanted to win.