Silva’s Afterparty…at the Hospital

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Updated: February 25, 2007

In a night of incredible upsets, maybe the most shocking was Dan Henderson stepping up in the main event to do away with the axe murderer Wanderlei Silva. It was an action packed event that with both fighters changing up their styles. Silva was not as aggressive and forward moving for this one and Henderson was really aggressive and not at all intimidated by the true 205 lbs. of Silva.

The first two rounds were close, but I had it Henderson wining both rounds entering the third. The reason is that he was more aggressive and effective with his strikes, also getting points with strikes from the guard and back positions.

In the third round, both fighters looked to keep the pace moving. A couple of minutes in Silva has Henderson in trouble with some good punches, pushes him off guard on his feet…but Henderson throws a spinning backfist that hits Silva out of nowhere and really stuns him. Silva moves back to gain his composure and tries to answer back. After a small exchange, Henderson backs up to the middle of the ring, noticeable tired as he fights upright with his heels on the ground. He swings and dodges Silva with right and left haymakers, finally connecting with a left hook to the jaw that sends Silva down flat on his back. If the hit didn’t finish him off the backlash of his head hitting the mat sure would have. To add insult to injury, Henderson hits him with a solid right elbow on the ground that may have broken his jaw.

In a good fight, Henderson was the better man tonight and he now has both the Lightweight and Middleweight Pride Championship Belts. Afterwards he joked about moving up to get the next belt and also that people could catch Silva’s afterparty at the hospital. It was a joke, but it might have some truth since Silva needed help walking out of the arena.

6 Comments

  1. dvldwg89

    February 25, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Wandy showed real weakness tonight. Frankly he looked like he never recovered from the cro cop head kick. In my opinion he did get his jaw broke….. from that spinning backfist. hope he recovers ok and Congratz to Dan, well earned title

  2. Adrian

    February 25, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Silva Is just not the same fighter he used to be. I didn't think Dan Henderson would woop Silva that bad.

  3. Realwun

    February 25, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Did you see the Pride President deliver the trophy. He looked pissed. Both Gomi and Silvia, two fighters that are hyped to be the best in the world got handled by their opponents. I don't think Silvia deserves to fight Chuck, dvldwg is right, he lost something after Cro Cop. He might get a fight to finally shut him up…after rampage and probably before cro cop.

  4. Realwun

    February 25, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    My bad, I mean "Silva." Don't want to confuse one chump with the other.

  5. Snuffles

    March 9, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Aww gimme a break guys. A fighter loses a couple of times and yall turn on him like rabid dogs. I dont like Silva much and I always though he was and overhyped juicer(roids are legal in brazil) but hes still a good fighter and deserves some respect.

  6. Realwun

    March 15, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    yeah silva does deserve respect, but i think he isn't the same fighter he was. he has never been the most technically sound striker, but he made up for that in agression and power. maybe he just had a bad batch of 'roids that didnt agree with him in the last fight.

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