THIS DAY IN MMA HISTORY: Dan Henderson vs Wanderlei Silva II

February 24, 2022

Known for it’s amazing fights and even more grandiose entrances, PRIDE Fighting Championships was Japan's standard for Mixed Martial Arts. Dan Henderson versus Wanderlei Silva at PRIDE 33 – February 24, 2007, was the second time these two legends would fight one another.


Some people may not be so familiar with PRIDE FC. Many household name fighters who you see today were at one time not known by the mainstream MMA media in the US. While the UFC had been growing its market share, PRIDE was hosting some of the very best matchups to be seen in the world. Here is an all-time classic between two legends of the sport Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson and Wanderlai ‘The Axe Murder’ Silva.


Hendo was already the Pride welterweight champion. While Wanderlei was the reigning defending middleweight champion. In their second fight Henderson was determined to show the world that he and not Wand was the number one middleweight in the world. And as Pride 33 was held on home soil, he was determined to do it in front of a home crowd.


Watch the entire event below:


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