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UFC Fight Night 77 results recap: Dan Henderson vs Vitor Belfort fight review and analysis

Last night (Sat., Nov. 7, 2015), Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort clashed at UFC Fight Night 77 inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In a quick finish, Belfort landed another head kick. Find out how below!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort chased the knockout last night (Sat., Nov. 7, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 77 inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Henderson hasn't been able to find consistent success in recent years, but he's nevertheless scored some big enough knockouts to stay in the mix. However, last night's battle was less about divisional relevance and more about the personal score, as it was the rubber match of these two legends.

Alternatively, Belfort was in a hurry to return to the win column after receiving a beating from Chris Weidman. Standing opposite Henderson for the second time in two years, Belfort was definitely hoping for a repeat performance.

He got exactly that.

Both fighters opened the round with a ton of patience, waiting on the other to make a move. "Hendo" landed a couple low kicks, but the two athletes mostly just stared at each other for about a minute and a half.

Then, Belfort made his move. Stepping into a left head kick, Belfort timed his opponent's slip and landed flush on Henderson's chin. That was the beginning of the end, as Henderson slumped against the cage. The American tried to recover, but Belfort swarmed as he's known to do, forcing the referee to intervene.

If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's that fighting Vitor Belfort in Brazil is a truly bad idea.

Belfort is a killer in the first round. That's been true since 1996, and last night, Belfort proved it true in 2015. He simply moves at a faster speed than most men, hits incredibly hard, and is one of the best at finishing a wounded opponent.

So, in short, Belfort's offensive strengths are still quite potent. However, questions concerning his conditioning and mindset remain, as he blitzed Henderson before they could be answered.

Hopefully, Belfort's next opponent will present more of a challenge. Personally, I'd love to see Belfort square off with Gegard Mousasi, as that's a fight that should've happened already. Plus, it doesn't tie up another top five middleweight.

Henderson has to be disappointed. He tried to remain patient and stay defensively sound, but Belfort's first offensive outburst still overwhelmed him. Simply put, Henderson relied on his chin as a defense for a long time, and it can no longer hold up to Belfort's insane offense.

In all honesty, Henderson should retire. Will he? Almost certainly not. In that case, "Hendo" should take a serious step back in competition -- ideally with someone who isn't one of the most dangerous knockout artists ever -- such as Ed Herman.

Last night, Vitor Belfort knocked out Dan Henderson with a head kick for the second time. Where will "The Phenom" go from here?

For complete UFC Fight Night 77 "Henderson vs Belfort" results and play-by-play, click HERE!

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