|UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2|
The poster for UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 8, 2016|
In order for the event to be broadcast live during prime time hours on the east coast of North America, the main card was expected to begin at 3:00 am (October 9) local time in Manchester GMT, with a full preliminary card beginning at approximately 11:00 pm (October 8) local time. Despite the very late starting time, ticket demand was exceptionally high, as all tickets for the venue sold out in a matter of minutes.
The event was headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship bout between current champion Michael Bisping and the former Pride Welterweight, Pride Middleweight and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson. The pairing met previously in July 2009 at UFC 100 with Henderson taking the victory via second round highlight reel knockout.
Arnold Allen was expected to face Mirsad Bektić at the event. However, Allen pulled out of the fight on 29 September for undisclosed reasons. Jeremy Kennedy was briefly linked as the replacement. Subsequently, just hours after his participation was publicly confirmed, Kennedy indicated he was injured and unable to fight. Bektić faced Russell Doane.
Reza Madadi was expected to face promotional newcomer Marc Diakiese at the event. However, Madadi pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event citing an eye injury and was replaced by Łukasz Sajewski.
|Middleweight||Michael Bisping (c)||def.||Dan Henderson||Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 49–46)||5||5:00||[a]|
|Middleweight||Gegard Mousasi||def.||Vitor Belfort||TKO (head kick and punches)||2||2:43|
|Light Heavyweight||Jimi Manuwa||def.||Ovince Saint Preux||KO (punch)||2||2:38|
|Heavyweight||Stefan Struve||def.||Daniel Omielańczuk||Submission (D'Arce choke)||2||1:41|
|Featherweight||Mirsad Bektić||def.||Russell Doane||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||4:22|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Bantamweight||Iuri Alcântara||def.||Brad Pickett||Submission (triangle choke)||1||1:59|
|Bantamweight||Damian Stasiak||def.||Davey Grant||Submission (armbar)||3||3:56|
|Welterweight||Leon Edwards||def.||Albert Tumenov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||3:01|
|Lightweight||Marc Diakiese||def.||Łukasz Sajewski||TKO (knees and punches)||2||4:40|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Mike Perry||def.||Danny Roberts||KO (knee and punches)||3||4:40|
|Lightweight||Leonardo Santos||def.||Adriano Martins||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
- For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson
- Performance of the Night: Jimi Manuwa and Iuri Alcântara
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