UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson

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UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date November 9, 2013
Venue Goiânia Arena
City Goiânia, Brazil
Attendance 10,565[1]
Event chronology
UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks

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.[2][3] The event was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.

Background[edit]

The event was headlined by a rematch between longtime multi-divisional contenders Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.[4] 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.[5]

Thiago Tavares was expected to face Quinn Mulhern at the event. However, Mulhern pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Justin Salas.[6]

Johnny Eduardo and Lucas Martins were originally scheduled to face each other in a bantamweight bout on this card. However, both fighters were injured and the fight was removed from the event.[7]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Omari Akmhedov
  • Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
  • Submission of the Night: Adriano Martins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC Fight Night 32 draws reported attendance of 10,000-plus". MMA Junkie. November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ivan Raupp (2013-08-05). "Anúncio de Barueri-SP como sede do UFC do dia 9 de outubro fica próximo". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Belfort vs. Henderson Headlines UFC Goiania". ufc.com. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ John Morgan (2013-08-23). "Belfort vs. Henderson 2 set for 205 pounds, official for UFC Fight Night 32". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  5. ^ Staff (2012-06-18). "Sergio Moraes replaces injured Daniel Sarafian in 'TUF: Brazil' middleweight final". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  6. ^ Staff (2013-09-27). "Justin Salas replaces injured Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-10-30). "Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  8. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08.