The main event of UFC 161: "Evans vs. Henderson" tonight (Sat., June 15, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, featured Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson squaring off in a battle to remain relevant in the light heavyweight division. Both have had prior chances at the gold in their respective weight class and a loss here would likely mean never challenging for said championship ever again.
The second round opened with Evans landing a takedown finally, but Henderson getting back to his feet rather quickly. That simply led to a clinch and some grappling to change the pace.
Rashad exploded out and scored points on some solid punches that did some damage not long after, with "Hendo" even getting a bit wobbly at one point. He stayed aggressive, too, using his speed and some fancy footwork to get inside and work his offensive before bouncing back out and maintaining a safe distance.
You know, because that power right hand is always looming large.
They stayed relatively even as the round moved along but it started to look more and more like Henderson was wearing out and Evans was staying fresh.