Evans earns close split decision win over Henderson

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The UFC 161 main event featured a light heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Rashad Evans and former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson.

Rashad Evans’ fight with Dan Henderson at UFC 161 was billed as a battle to remain relevant in the light heavyweight division.

Following a slow start at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Saturday, Evans fought his last two rounds like he knew it.

After Henderson took the first round and a close second, Evans turned it on the the third. That was enough in the three-round main event for Evans to take a pair of 29-28 scores (Henderson took the other card 29-28) in a split-decision victory.

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Dan “Hendo” Henderson Vs. Rashad “Sugar” Evans
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Dan Henderson Dan Henderson
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 195 (88.45 kg)
Record 29-9-0
Team Team Quest


Name Rashad Evans Rashad Evans
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 203 (92.08 kg)
Record 17-3-1
Team Jackson’s Submission Fighting
-Rashad Evans defeated Dan Henderson by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)