-Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson
Round 1: Cormier and “Hendo” circle for a bit, and then with an incredible amount of ease, Cormier ties up and throws Henderson to the canvas. From there, it’s all about “DC” dominate position from side-control and mount while Henderson struggles to avoid punishment and escape. He succeeds in that regard, threatening with a leglock attempt, and the round ends with them clinched along the fence.
Round 1 goes to Cormier for his ground control.
Round 2: Cormier gets his opponent down pretty easily once more, and goes back to being a gigantic pain in the ass to Henderson with his smothering top game. Pretty much all of the round has Cormier mauling Henderson, and when time expires it’s hard to imagine any scenario that doesn’t involve Cormier winning the decision.
Round 2 to Cormier.
Round 3: What’s different in this round than those that preceded it? Cormier doesn’t just take Hendo down, he picks him up and slams him down. Other than that, it’s the same ugly destruction of the legendary fighter, and it culminates in Cormier taking Henderson’s back and choking him unconscious.
Result: Daniel Cormier def. Dan Henderson via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:53, R3