UFC Fight Night 32 took place on Saturday in Goiania, Brazil, with 10,565 spectators filling the Goiania Arena to witness the 11-fight card headlined by former UFC light heavyweight champion and Brazilian Vitor Belfort taking on former two-division Pride titleholder Dan Henderson in a rematch.
The two first fought at Pride 32 in 2006 with Henderson defeating Belfort by unanimous decision. Belfort avenged that loss in dramatic fashion on Saturday, becoming the only man to stop Henderson via strikes.
Not a single strike was thrown in the opening minute, but seventeen seconds later it was over.
Henderson closed the distance and was met with a short left hand that knocked him off his feet. Belfort unleashed a series of strikes looking for the finish. Henderson battled back to his feet only to be knocked off them again by a left high kick that ended the fight.
Main Card (on Fox Sports 1)
-Vitor Belfort def. Dan Henderson by KO at 1:17, R1
-Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira def. Daniel Sarafian by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Igor Pokrajac by submission (strikes) at 1:18, R1
-Brandon Thatch def. Paulo Thiago by submission (strikes) at 2:10, R1
-Ryan LaFlare def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by unanimous decision (30-37, 30-27, 30-27)
-Jeremy Stephens def. Rony Jason by KO at 0:40, R1
Preliminary Card (Online)
-Sam Sicilia def. Godofredo Pepey by TKO at 1:42, R1
-Omari Akhmedov def. Thiago Perpetuo by KO at 3:31, R1
-Thiago Tavares def. Justin Salas by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:38, R1
-Adriano Martins def. Daron Cruickshank by submission (kimura) at 2:49, R2
-Dustin Ortiz def. Jose Maria Tome by TKO (Punches) at 3:19, R3