Dan Henderson "Hendo"

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Pro Record: 30-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Team Quest
Age: 44
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 11 Inch(es).
Weight: 205 lbs.
Out of: Temecula, CA
Born: Downey, CA
Dan Henderson is a former Olympic wrestler and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial artist who was the last Welterweight and Middleweight Champion of the PRIDE Fighting Championships. He is the only mixed-martial artist to concurrently hold two titles in two different weight classes in a major MMA promotion. Henderson was selected as the head coach for Team USA on the reality series, The Ultimate Fighter 9. Henderson also owns the Clinch Gear MMA apparel brand.

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Dan Henderson's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
05/24/2014 Loss Daniel Cormier UFC 173: Barao vs Dillashaw Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 3:53
03/23/2014 Win Mauricio Rua UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 TKO/RSC 3 1:31
11/09/2013 Loss Vitor Belfort UFC FS1 #6 KO 1 1:17
06/15/2013 Loss Rashad Evans UFC 161: Henderson vs. Evans Decision Split Decision 3
02/23/2013 Loss Lyoto Machida UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche Decision Split Decision 3
11/19/2011 Win Mauricio Rua UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson Decision Unanimous Decision 5
07/30/2011 Win Fedor Emelianenko Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:12
03/05/2011 Win Feijao Custodio Strikeforce Feijao vs Hendo KO Strike 3 1:59 Title Fight
12/04/2010 Win Renato Sobral St. Louis: Henderson vs. Sobral 2 KO Strike 1 1:53
04/17/2010 Loss Jake Shields Strikeforce: Shields vs. Henderson Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
07/11/2009 Win Michael Bisping UFC 100 KO Strike 2 3:20
01/17/2009 Win Rich Franklin UFC 93: Franklin vs Henderson Decision Split Decision 3
09/06/2008 Win Rousimar Palhares UFC 88: Breakthrough Decision Unanimous Decision 3
03/01/2008 Loss Anderson Silva UFC 82: Pride of a Champion Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 4:52 Title Fight
09/08/2007 Loss Quinton Jackson UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
02/24/2007 Win Wanderlei Silva Pride 33: Second Coming TKO/RSC 3 2:08 Title Fight
10/21/2006 Win Vitor Belfort Pride 32: The Real Deal Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/26/2006 Loss Kazuo Misaki Pride: Bushido 12 Survival 06' Second Round Decision 2
NSF 04/02/2006 Win Kazuo Misaki Pride: Bushido 10 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 12/31/2005 Win Murilo Bustamante Pride: Shock Wave 2005 Decision Split Decision 3 Title Fight
NSF 09/25/2005 Win Ryo Chonan Pride: Bushido 9 KO 1
NSF 09/25/2005 Win Akihiro Gono Pride: Bushido 9 KO 1 7:58
NSF 04/23/2005 Loss Rogerio Nogueira Pride: Total Elimination 2005 Submission Arm Bar 1 8:05
NSF 12/31/2004 Win Yuki Kondo Pride: Shock Wave 2004 Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 10/31/2004 Win Kazuhiro Nakamura Pride 28: High Octane TKO/RSC Injury 1 1:15
NSF 11/09/2003 Win Murilo Bustamante Pride: Final Conflict 2003 KO 1
NSF 03/16/2003 Win Shungo Oyama Pride 25: Body Blow KO 1 3:27
NSF 12/23/2002 Loss Antonio Nogueira Pride 24: Cold Fury 3 Submission Arm Lock 3 1:49
NSF 04/28/2002 Loss Ricardo Arona Pride 20: Armed and Ready Decision Majority Decision 3
NSF 11/03/2001 Win Murilo Rua Pride 17: Championship Chaos Decision Majority Decision 3
NSF 05/27/2001 Win Akira Shoji Pride 14: Clash of the Titans TKO/RSC Strikes 3 3:18
NSF 03/25/2001 Win Renzo Gracie Pride 13: Collision Course KO Punch 1 1:40
NSF 12/23/2000 Loss Wanderlei Silva Pride 12: Cold Fury Decision 2
NSF 02/26/2000 Win Gilbert Yvel Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 02/26/2000 Win Antonio Nogueira Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 02/26/2000 Win Renato Sobral Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 10/28/1999 Win Gogitidze Bakouri Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A Submission Injury 1 2:17
NSF 10/28/1999 Win Hiromitsu Kanehara Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 05/15/1998 Win Allan Goes UFC 17: Redemption Decision Unanimous Decision 1
NSF 05/15/1998 Win Carlos Newton UFC 17: Redemption Decision Split Decision 1
NSF 06/15/1997 Win Crezio de Souza Brazil Open '97 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches 1 5:25
NSF 06/15/1997 Win Eric Smith Brazil Open '97 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Guillotine Choke 1 0:30
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Daniel Jeffery Henderson (born August 24, 1970) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and the current welterweight (183lb) and middleweight (205lb) champion of the PRIDE Fighting Championship. He is associated with Team Quest. He is originally from Apple Valley, California and went to Victor Valley High School in Victorville, California where he was a two-time California State Placer. He went on to wrestle at Arizona State University, participating in the 1993 NCAA Championships. He has trained with Pan Am Silver Medalist Jeff Funicello. Afterwards he moved onto the international circuit competing for the United States in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics in Greco-Roman Wrestling. He now lives in Temecula, California

Henderson, who started wrestling at the age of 5, competed on the 1992 and 1996 USA Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling teams. Henderson started training in mixed martial arts in 1997 at the suggestion of his friend and fellow wrestler Randy Couture, who invited Dan to join Rico Chiapparelli Real American Wrestling team (RAW). Currently, Henderson trains with Team Quest, which includes fellow fighters Matt Lindland, Nate Quarry and Chris Leben from The Ultimate Fighter TV show. Dan Henderson cross-trains in Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Henderson is only the second fighter in MMA history to win two world titles in two different weight classes in a major organization (along with former Team Quest stablemate Randy Couture) and is the first fighter to ever hold them simultaneously