Can Dan Henderson Take Out Michael Bisping?
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The main event of UFC 204 this weekend will see Middleweight champion Michael "The Count" Bisping attempt to make his first successful title defense against Dan Henderson. Henderson is looking to add a UFC title to his trophy case before he calls it a career, while Bisping is looking to get vengeance on a long-time foe.
The biggest question that we have with Dan Henderson is how he will be able to keep up to the much younger Bisping in the fight. It seems ridiculous to refer to Bisping as the "much younger" faster, though it is the truth - Henderson is 46 years of age, while Bisping is nearly a decade younger. Both men have a tremendous amount of fights under their belts, though Henderson is rapidly approaching the age of 50. Having said that, Henderson is coming off of a spectacular knockout over Hector Lombard and can never be discounted. Henderson, with his patented "H-Bomb", has the power and talent to turn out anybody's lights at any given moment.
Bisping is entering this fight as a 1.41 favourite, though Henderson is certainly a live underdog at 3.05.
The co-main event of this card will see Gegard Mousasi take on Vitor Belfort in a battle of two tested veterans. This fight doesn't have much relevance in the title picture, though both men have a tremendous amount of pride and are looking to earn a veteran over a legend of the game. Gegard Mousasi, with his complete MMA game, is currently listed as the 1.29 favourite to win, while Vitor Belfort is a sizeable underdog at 3.85.
Here are the odds for the remainder of the fights on the main card:
Jimi Manuwa, 2.35
Ovince St. Preux, 1.65
Daniel Omielanczuk, 2.55
Stefan Struve, 1.57
Mirsad Bektic, 1.13
Russell Doane, 6.50
The Manuwa/St. Preux and Omielanczuk/Struve fights could both easily end in violent knockouts - keep that in mind if you are considering any over/under rounds bets.
Here are the odds for the rest of the main card fights:
Brad Pickett, 2.45
Iuri Alcantara, 1.61
Ian Entwistle, 3.65
Rob Font, 1.31
Damian Stasiak, 2.60
Davey Grant, 1.54
Albert Tumenov, 1.38
Leon Edwards, 3.25
Danny Roberts, 1.77
Mike Perry, 2.10
Adriano Martins, 1.45
Leonardo Santos, 2.80
Lukasz Sajewski, 2.85
Marc Diakiese, 1.44
The main and co-main event are both substantial mismatches in the eyes of the bookmakers. Which fight do you think presents the greatest chance for an upset?