Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson UFC 204 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 10/8/16
UFC: Saturday, October 8, 2016 (Manchester Arena)
The Line: Henderson +195 / Bisping -235 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson fight late Saturday night during UFC 204 at the Manchester Arena.
Michael Bisping enters this fight with a 30-7 record and has won 60 percent of his fights by knockout. Bisping has won four straight fights and is coming off a June win over Luke Rockhold. Bisping is averaging 4.42 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 38.7 percent. Bisping is averaging 1.18 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 43.3 percent. Bisping has been on quite a roll lately and is fresh off winning the UFC Middleweight Championship in which he won performance of the night. Bisping showed he still has the power in his hands even at 37 years old and will look to put his striking attack to work here once again. Bisping has never lost a fight that’s taken place in England. This will be Bisping’s 17th fight in England.
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Dan Henderson enters this fight with a 32-14 record and has won 50 percent of his fights by knockout. Henderson has split his last six fights and is coming off a June win over Hector Lombard. Henderson is averaging 2.4 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 48.1 percent. Henderson is averaging 1.58 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 54.3 percent. Henderson enters this fight in poor form as he’s lost six of his last nine fights and you’d kind of expect that from a guy who just turned 46 years old. Three of Henderson’s last four losses have come by knockout and that’s not a good sign when going up against a guy such as Bisping. However, when feeling good, Henderson is a balanced fighter who would have the advantage if this fight goes to the canvas. This will be Henderson’s second fight in England.
Henderson beat Bisping back in 2009 due to knockout punches, but that was quite some time ago and father time is clearly playing a role in his career. Bisping is now a more experienced fighter, has the momentum and is fighting in a country where he has never lost in his MMA career. We’re talking about an impressive 17-0 record. Henderson is just too hard to trust given his form the last few years and the fact he's prone to knockouts, something Bisping is more than capable of providing.
Give me Bisping to get his revenge victory and fifth straight overall.