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Dan Henderson Tops A Legendary Career By Finishing Fedor Emelianenko At Strikeforce

Dan Henderson capped a legendary career by finishing Fedor Emelianenko in the first round of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. Henderson, a true middleweight who's already the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, beat Emelianenko, the man universally acknowledged as the greatest heavyweight in MMA history. 

The fight was an absolute classic. Fedor went after Henderson from the opening bell but Henderson tagged him with a hard left that staggered him. From there Henderson, a former Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler for Team USA forced the bigger Emelianenko up against the cage. But then Fedor got free and again attacked Henderson with wild punches. He tagged Henderson with an uppercut and dropped him.

Strikeforce results: Dan Henderson defeats Fedor Emelianenko via TKO at 4:12 of round 1.

When he followed Henderson down, he attacked. But the shots missed and Henderson used a great escape to take Fedor's back. He trapped Fedor on his hands and knees and landed a brutal uppercut that dropped Fedor. Then he finished him with strikes.