Belfort crushes Henderson

Brazilian middleweight Vitor Belfort knocked out American veteran Dan Henderson in the first round at UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo on Saturday.

This was their third bout against one another with both having won a fight apiece before. 

The fight started slowly with both circling one another waiting to strike while throwing a few leg kicks.

And then suddenly Belfort landed a left high kick that connected with Henderson and caused the 45-year-old to buckle. 

Belfort finished the job landing a punch that put the lights out and forced referee Mario Yamasaki to step in and stop the fight. 

UFC Fight Night 77 Results:

1. Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson – Belfort def. Henderson by TKO (head kick and punches) at 2:07 of Round One
2. Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins – Teixeira def. Cummins by TKO (punches) at 1:12 of Round Two
3. Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak – Almeida def. Birchak by KO (punches) at 4:24 of Round One
4. Piotr Hallmann vs. Alex Oliveira – Oliveira def. Hallmann by KO (punch) at 0:51 of Round Three
5. Rashid Magomedov vs. Gilbert Burns – Magomedov def. Burns by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
6. Corey Anderson vs. Fabio Maldonado – Anderson def. Maldonado by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
7. Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo – Tibau def. Trujillo by technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:45 of Round One
8. Johnny Case vs Yan Cabral – Case def. Cabral by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
9. Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares – Tavares def. Guida by submission (guillotine) at 0:39 of Round One
10. Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza – Skelly def. Souza by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:56 of Round Two
11. Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov – Andrade def. Umalatov by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
12. Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera – Rivera def. Munhoz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
13. Matheus Nicolau vs. Bruno Korea – Nicolau def. Korea by submission (guillotine) at 3:20 of Round Three