Lyoto Machida might want to knock Dan Henderson out, but that’s simpler said than done. Henderson comes into their encounter never being knocked out and three submission losses out of his 37 fight career.
“I always get in the fight giving my best, thinking that I can achieve my goal, which is to finish the fight ahead of time, either by knockout or submission,” said Machida to TATAME. “I’m not worried that Dan Henderson has never been knocked out.”
Henderson makes his return inside the Octagon for the first time in 15 months. He was set to challenge for the light heavyweight championship in September, but a knee injury took him out. Since Machida dropped the title in 2010, he has gone 2-2. His last two wins came by KO in the second round.
The two are the co-main event of UFC 157, which airs on February 23 from the Honda Center. The show takes place in Anaheim, CA.