With just one win in his six most recent Octagon outings, the pressure was on Dan Henderson to turn in a solid performance tonight (Sat., June 6, 2015) against Tim Boetsch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 68, which emanated from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It didn't take long.
Henderson creeped out of his corner, right hand cocked cooly beside his chin. In the first exchange, Boetsch fired off a lunging combination, while Henderson stepped back and uncorked an "H-Bomb" that found a home on Boetsch's chin. Boetsch's knees buckled and he began to stagger back to the fence as Henderson followed up with a knee.
As Boetsch was reeling, looking to recover along the cage, Henderson drilled him with a straight right and then an uppercut that made "Barbarian" face-plant into the canvas. Henderson poured on the pressure and referee "Big" John McCarthy had no choice but to call him off.
Wow! Henderson, 44, can still can pack one helluva punch. His legendary career, seemingly, will continue deep into 2015 ... and possibly beyond.
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