The last UFC 204 held at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England on October 8th was closed with bitterness on Dan Henderson’s side. That was the last fight of him on his UFC career, but it has to be ended with his being given unanimous-decision loss over such an emotional fight against Michael Bisping, the English fighter who was beaten by the veteran on UFC 100.
Aside of the revengeful fight, the UFC 204’s main board was featured by another middleweight fight between Gegard Mousasi and Vitor Belfort, Jimi Manuwa vs Ovince Saint Preux, Stefan Struve vs Daniel Omielanczuk, and Mirsad Bektic against Russell Doane.
Michael Bisping vs Dan Henderson
Hendo was reportedly to have mentioned about retiring from his long-journeyed UFC career after defeating Hector Lombard in June. Yet, the plan was put on hold as he agreed to meet Bisping again on that last Saturday fight.
The fight was super entertaining, with both of them got fired up. Hendo was admitted to be on the upper side, raining down his best shots to Bisping for at least two-round long. Yet, the Englishman was in serious willingness to present himself as a tough fighter to Hendo and the world by sweeping away the last three rounds for his victory.
Gegard Mousasi vs Vitor Belfort
This co-main event between Mousasi and Belfort has at least given the two fighters more satisfying results, giving Mousasi an opportunity to end the fight on the second round. It was at 2:43 when the TKO’S victory revealed after Mousasi put down Belfort with his big head kick.
Jimi Manuwa vs Ovince Saint Preux
Preux was knocked out of the game at 2:38 after Manuwa came out with his series of fatal shots. Manuwa gave shot down Preux with a body shot followed with a left to the solar plexus and a right to the Preux’s jaw.
Stefan Struve vs Daniel Omielanczuk
Struve added his fifth-time win after getting an opportunity to defeat his opponent, Daniel Omielanczuk with a D’Arce choke at 1:41 of the second round. However, it was not easy for Struve to get the score as he admitted himself that his opponent was real tough.
Mirsad Bektic vs Russell Doane
On the featherweight game of the UFC 204’s main card, Mirsad Bektic needed 4 minutes and 22 seconds to beat Russell Doane with a rear-naked choke. It was Bektic’s first game after his 17-month break so it totally made sense if Bektic used all his techniques and energy to stop his opponent.