UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson
|UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||November 9, 2013|
UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson (also known as UFC Fight Night 32) was a mixed martial arts event held on November 9, 2013 at the Goiânia Arena in Goiânia, Brazil. The event was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.
The event was headlined by a rematch between longtime multi-divisional contenders Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson. Henderson defeated Belfort in their first encounter in 2006 at Pride 32 via unanimous decision.
The co-main event featured the long-awaited bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil competitors Cezar Ferreira and Daniel Sarafian. Both men were originally scheduled to face each other in the finale to determine the winner of the inaugural TUF series for Brazil. However, Sarafian injured himself before the finale in June 2012 and was forced out of the finals.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Light Heavyweight||Vitor Belfort||def.||Dan Henderson||KO (head kick)||1||1:17|
|Middleweight||Cezar Ferreira||def.||Daniel Sarafian||Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 30-28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Rafael Cavalcante||def.||Igor Pokrajac||Submission (knees and punches)||1||1:18|
|Welterweight||Brandon Thatch||def.||Paulo Thiago||Submission (knee to the body and punches)||1||2:10|
|Welterweight||Ryan LaFlare||def.||Santiago Ponzinibbio||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Jeremy Stephens||def.||Rony Jason||KO (head kick)||1||0:40|
|Preliminary card (Online Prelims)|
|Featherweight||Sam Sicilia||def.||Godofredo Pepey||TKO (punches)||1||1:42|
|Middleweight||Omari Akhmedov||def.||Thiago Perpétuo||KO (punches)||1||3:31|
|Lightweight||Thiago Tavares||def.||Justin Salas||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||2:38|
|Lightweight||Adriano Martins||def.||Daron Cruickshank||Submission (straight armbar)||2||2:49|
|Flyweight||Dustin Ortiz||def.||Jose Maria Tome||TKO (punches)||3||3:19|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akmhedov
- Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
- Submission of the Night: Adriano Martins
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