Rashad Evans keeps the demons at bay, at least for one more fight, as he earns a split decision victory over Dan Henderson after three hard fought rounds in the main event of UFC 161: "Evans vs. Henderson" at the MTS Centre last night (Sat., June 15, 2013) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. "Suga" used a smart game plan reliant on stifling "Hendo's" big overhand right while popping in and out with effective punches. He did that for most of the first and second and nearly all of the third rounds, good enough to take two judges scorecards. Henderson did score a knockdown in the opening frame but gassed pretty hard at the end and simply couldn't keep up the pace of the still relatively fresh legs Evans is working on. What's rough, though, is neither fighter looked shot, necessarily, but neither looked like potential world beaters. The song remains the same, despite the change in the win/loss column. For complete results and a comprehensive look at Evans vs. Henderson click here, and for complete UFC 161 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson full fight video highlights from UFC 161
Check out the full highlights from Rashad Evans' split decision victory over Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 161 last night (Sat., June 15, 2013) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.