Round 1 – Touch of gloves to start the main event. Henderson gets to the center and misses an axe kick. Khabilov gets inside and wants to take him for a ride. Henderson defends well, falling briefly but getting right back up. Nice straight left for Henderson. Khabilov gets off the fence and resets in the center. Henderson kicks the legs. Henderson patient in the center, not wanting to tie up in the clinch. Khabilov teases a spinning strike but doesn’t pull the trigger. He does fire a nice right hand that partially lands. Henderson pushes forward with punches, and Khabilov clinches up and takes him to the floor. He moves around to the back as Henderson stands. Henderson rattles some elbows in behind him and sits down ona suplex attempt, so Khabilov pulls away. Henderson misses a big left, and Khabilov slips and counters with a right. Khabilov looks comfortable, but Henderson is holding the center. Two left hands from Henderson, and he pulls away from takedown attempt. Henderson the aggressor. Henderson tries fro a leaping kick, but Khabilov pushes through it and shoves Henderson to the floor. Khabilov finishes on top. Close round, but MMAjunkie leans Khabilov, 10-9.
Round 2 – Henderson takes the center again. He blocks a spinning back fist. Khabilov fighting on the outside. Henderson pops him with a knee and scores with another running straight left. Khabilov clinches, but Henderson gets the underhooks and pushes him away. Khabilov throwing big shots on the feet, but Henderson is boxing well, slipping and returning fire. Henderson rushes in with another straight left, but Khabilov slips under it and pushes him to the ground. Khabilov can’t keep the position, and Henderson scrambles up. On the restart, the clinch again, but this time Henderson slips around to the back. He puts a figure-four around the waist and starts to look for a choke. More than two minutes to work. Khabilov efends well and then hits a beautiful spin to reverse the position, but Henderson feels the space and pops up to his feet, immediately pressing his opponent to the cage. Khabilov looks for the toss but can’t quite get it in the final minute. Henderson with a nice kick to the leg. Another scores, but Khabilov counters at the bell. MMAjunkie gives the second to Henderson, 10-9.
Round 3 – Henderson out quickly with a big punch to the body. Khabilov gets inside quickly and controls from a front headlock in the first minute. Henderson stays on his knees and looks to prevent Khabilov from advancing the position. He does it well, and Khabilov eventually lets it go. Henderson with another kick to the body. They’re landing, but Khabilov is countering. Henderson wades out to the cage to strike, and Khabilov nearly slips to the back. Henderson pulls free and returns to the center. Henderson stalking, and he kicks the leg. Khabilov can’t hold him. Henderson kicks him again. This time, as they move in, Henderson looks for the guillotine. Khabilov circles over to the top, but he can’t hold it. His strength in the clinch is weakening a bit. Henderson gets away. Final minute. Close round so far. Khabilov surprises with a quick takedown, but Henderson scrambles to the top in the ensuing action. Round ends there, and MMAjunkie sees it for Henderson, 10-9.
Round 4 – Henderson again takes the center. He’s certainly confident as he walks forward, but Khabilov is still dangerous. Henderson briefly holds a body lock but backs away.Henderson with a shot to the body. Sneaky lead uppercut from Henderson, and Khabilov is hurt. Cross follows, and Khabilov is down. Henderson sees it and goes immediately to the back. Rear-naked choke is in. Khabilov is trapped and forced to tap. Impressive.