I've wanted this fight ever since dan came back to the ufc. I seriously don't get why people are questioning Rich's chin though, yea all his losses are to KO but honestly when he fought anderson he ate a bit more then just one punch before he fell down in both fights, and Lyoto gave him a solid punch followed by a great kick (or knee, haven't watched the fight in a loooong time).
In the hamill fight Rich took a SOLID uppercut from hamill and was hardly phased. I find it funny that alot of the guys who questioned rich's chin also stated that hamill had alot of knockout power coming into their fight.
Either way, i'm sure the fight will go to a decision, but it should be a great fight, Rich has great conditioning and will push the action the whole 15mins. Though I like rich for this fight, i'm worried about how he'll deal with henderson's wrestling. I'm sure he'll work the leg kicks and throw combo from the outside like he did with hamill but henderson is quite a bit better then hamill in almost all departments (hamill has better cardio I believe) and will make this a match i can't wait to happen.
I think this fight will come down to game plan, and as of late Rich has been the one with the better game plan in his fights. If Rich can keep this standing then I'm sure he'll win a UD. Though Rich has a truly underrated ground game, I don't think he'll submit Dan, he can use his BJJ though to scramble and jockey for position if the fight does go to the ground. He can also use his bjj to remain active (submission attempts and sweeps) from his back so he won't be deducted much points for being put on his back if Dan puts him there.
Last edited by dvddanny; 10-01-2008 at 08:03 PM.