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Ben Henderson won against Donald Cerrone at WEC 43
« on: October 12, 2009, 02:38:41 am »
Donald Cerrone(154.4) vs. Ben Henderson(155)

Henderson won on the scorecards 48-47 three times in a close five-round fight. The 2nd and 3ird rounds belonged to Henderson, who maintained a distance from Cerrone's Muay Thai striking and picked his takedowns to score on punches. Cerrone came alive the final two rounds, better defending Henderson's takedown efforts and attempting kimura, armbar and choke submissions.

The 1st round was a close one.  Almost immediately, Cerrone slipped when he attempted a kick and Henderson took advantage.  However, Cerrone sunk in a guillotine choke for his efforts that Henderson simply willed himself out of only to end up in a triangle choke moments later.  Henderson got out again, though, and ended up with a takedown of his own.  For the rest of the stanza he executed some excellent ground and pound, which may have given him the advantage.

Henderson's efforts in this round were probably the difference in the fight.

In the 2nd, Henderson gained a takedown and continued with his ground and pound, having to defend an armbar attempt along the way.  

The 3ird round was somewhat similar in that Henderson's takedowns and ground control kept him in the top dog seat.

In the 4th, however, Cerrone finally found the answer to Henderson's takedowns, defending well and landing some nice knees and strikes (also an attempted guillotine).  In the fifth, Cerrone attempted several submissions on his opponent, including a triangle and then armbar just before the bell.

Great fight.  In the end, all of the judges gave Henderson a one point nod.  Next up for him is likely former training partner Jamie Varner for the whole enchilada.
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Re: Ben Henderson won against Donald Cerrone at WEC 43
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 11:46:48 pm »
very great fight.

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Re: Ben Henderson won against Donald Cerrone at WEC 43
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 01:23:04 am »
Did you watch this fight ? Who are your favourite MMA fighters ?