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Dan Henderson

Full name: Daniel Jeffrey "Dan" Henderson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: August 24, 1970 in Downey, California, United States
Affiliations: Dave Schultz Wrestling Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Dan Henderson competed in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He wrestled collegiately at Cal State Fullerton and Arizona State, winning the university Greco-Roman national championship in 1991 and 1993-94. He was national champion in Greco in 1993-94 and 1997. Henderson won a bronze medal at the 1995 Pan American Games, and silver medals at the 1994 and 1996 World Cup. He added a full set of medals at the Pan American Championships, winning gold in 2000, silver in 1994, and bronze in 1998. Henderson competed at the World Championships in Greco-Roman in 1994 and 1997, placing 12th and 7th respectively.

In 1997 Henderson began competing in mixed martial arts (MMA), spending time with various groups over the next 20 years. He started with Real American Wrestling (RAW) and has been back-and-forth to UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) several times. He has also competed with Pride Fighting Championships and StrikeForce. Through 2015, Henderson had a career MMA record of 31 wins and 13 losses. He was the last Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and was the last Welterweight and Middleweight champion of the Pride Fighting Championships. He also won the UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament, the 1997 Brazil Open Lightweight Tournament, the RINGS King of Kings 1999 Tournament, and the 2005 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix. Henderson’s sister, Selanée Henderson, played professional golf on the Symmetra Futures Tour, the development tour for the LPGA.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 10
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 12

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR TP
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 10 1992-07-28
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 9/10 2 1992-07-30 Martinetti (SUI) decision (7-2), Henderson (USA)
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Five 4 1992-07-29 6,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Five Match #2 2 1992-07-29 Zander (GER) decision (6-0), Henderson (USA) 0,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Four 4T 1992-07-29 6,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Four Match #2 2 1992-07-29 Farkas (HUN) decision (2-0), Henderson (USA) 0,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three 3T 1992-07-28 6,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three Match #3 2 1992-07-28 Kasum (IOA) decision (2-0), Henderson (USA) 0,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two 1T 1992-07-28 6,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two Match #5 1 1992-07-28 Henderson (USA) decision (7-2), Mischler (FRA) 3,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One 1T 1992-07-28 3,0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One Match #4 1 1992-07-28 Henderson (USA) decision (4-0), Hussain (EGY) 3,0
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 12 1996-07-19 5 6
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Classification Round Three Match #4 2 1996-07-19 Sanatbayev (KGZ) decision (3-2) (5:00), Henderson (USA) 2
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #3 2 1996-07-19 Lidberg (SWE) decision (3-1) (5:00), Henderson (USA) 1
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #4 1 1996-07-19 Henderson (USA) decision (3-1) (5:00), Frinta (CZE) 3
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