Daniel Cormier took another step towards a light heavyweight title fight with a total dismantling of Dan Henderson at UFC 173. Cormier threw Henderson around the cage for two and a half rounds before finally getting a submission finish late in the third. Check out the video highlights of the bout above, and/or read the play-by-play of the final round below.
Round 3 – Cormier with a friend kick and a head kick. Cormier just picked Henderson up and legit WWE-style bodyslammed him. Henderson got up and got ragdolled again. Cormier worked from the top. He moved to mount. Henderson doesn’t even look like he wants to be there anymore. Henderson was just turtled up on his h ands and knees while Cormer spun around him and punched him in the head. Cormier attacked for a choke with just brute strength and actually got it. Henderson held on for a while but the referee jumped in and stopped it. Hendo went out.
Daniel Cormier defeats Dan Henderson by submission (rear naked choke), 3:53 of round 3
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