Henderson floored Bisping not long into the bout, and bloodied the champion with strikes from above. Bisping recovered and resumed his attacks, but in round two, he was dropped once again by Henderson’s heavy right hand.
For the remainder of the fight, Bisping continued to press forward and throw a steady stream of strikes. Following the thrilling, and competitive fight, the British fighter was awarded the UD win.
After the bout, Henderson confirmed that indeed, tonight was the 46 year-old legend’s last fight.
The co-main event saw Gegard Mousasi out strike Vitor Belfort from the opening bell, and finish the storied fighter in round two.
Here are the results from UFC 204, which took place in Manchester, England.
Michael Bisping def. Dan Henderson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Gegard Mousasi def. Vitor Belfort via TKO (punches) R2, 2:43
Jimi Manuwa def. Ovince Saint Preux via KO (punch) R2, 2:38
Stefan Struve def. Daniel Omielanczuk via submission (D’arce choke) R2, 1:41
Mirsad Bektic def. Russell Doane via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:22
Iuri Alcantara def. Brad Pickett via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 1:59
Damian Stasiak def. Davey Grant via submission (armbar) R3, 3:56
Leon Edwards def. Albert Tumenov via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:01
Marc Diakiese def. Lukasz Sajewski via TKO (punches) R2, 4:40
Mike Perry def. Danny Roberts via KO (strikes) R3, 4:40
Leonardo Santos def. Adriano Martins via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)