UFC 204 – Fight Analysis and Predictions
Will a legend lay his fighting career to rest in the best way possible or will revenge take over at UFC 204?
UFC 204 is fast approaching and we are in store for a historic and eventful night in Manchester, England.
First, we are taking a look at the highly anticipated rematch between current UFC Middleweight Champion, Michael Bisping and rival and contender, Dan Henderson.
Michael Bisping shocked the world on June 4th when, on 17 days notice, he defeated Luke Rockhold via knockout in the very first round at UFC 199. Michael Bisping, despite being a veteran of the sport, has come under criticism with some MMA fans claiming he doesn’t deserve the title. Amongst his critics is UFC Middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, who stated…
while talking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour.
Revenge is the only thing on Bisping’s mind after suffering an iconic knockout defeat to Dan Henderson 7 years ago, at UFC 100. The loss sparked a mild rivalry over the years and Bisping now has a chance to avenge his loss in his first fight since winning the title.
Dan Henderson has had an illustrious career spanning over almost 20 years and is considered a legend of the sport. With the rivalry between the two still strong, many are wondering whether Henderson’s age will play a big part in the outcome of the fight.
There are mixed opinions from fans when questioning whether Dan Henderson is deserving of his current title shot, and although he won in impressive fashion in his last fight, knocking out Hector Lombard with an elbow, Henderson has only won 4 of his last 10 UFC fights. Henderson has also admitted whether he wins or loses, he will retire after UFC 204 and if he wins this fight, Henderson will add the UFC Middleweight Title to his collection and lay to rest, what has been an outstanding MMA career.
A shock prediction, but I believe the knockout power Dan Henderson possesses will be too much for Michael Bisping to handle and can see this fight going similar to their first. And although Bisping proved many of us wrong by knocking Luke Rockhold out, I just can’t see the same happening to Henderson.
Who will win and how? Let us know in the comments.
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