A lot was on the line for Vitor Belfort heading into tonight’s main event against Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 32. UFC President Dana White stated before the fight that with an impressive win he would get the winner of the middleweight title at UFC 168 next month between champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva. With a loss and Belfort wouldn’t get his opportunity. Belfort made the statement he needed tonight as he knocked out Dan Henderson 77 seconds into the fight.
The fight starts with both guys circling the cage trying to see who flinches first. Henderson leans in and tries a right hook and Belfort drops Henderson with a left uppercut. Belfrot pounces and starts raining ground and pond punches. Henderson then tries for triangle, but Belfort keeps throwing punches.
Henderson gets up Belfort throws a left high kick and Dan Miragliotta comes in and stops the fight as the crowd goes rabid for Belfort.
Belfort was evasive on what was next for him when asked by Jon Anik in the post-fight interview.
Vitor Belfort defeats Dan Henderson by knockout at 1:17 of Round 1.