An American mixed martial artist as well as a former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson competes as the middleweight as well as light heavyweight in Ultimate Fighting Championship. Previously, he was the last Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and he was also the last Welterweight 183 lbs and Middleweight 205 lbs champion of the Pride Fighting Championships. In addition to that, Dan was the only one mixed martial artist to concurrently hold the two Titles in two different Weight classes in major MMA promotion. Dan is regarded as one of the Greatest Mixed Martial Artists of all the time. AS of 5th October of the year 2015, Dan was ranked at number 2 in official UFC Middleweight rankings.
Dan is a tall guy with the towering height of six feet and one inch which is 1.85 m. He came into this world on 24th August of the year 1970 which has now made him at the age of 45. He is the native of Downey, California, United States. His weight has been recorded as 185 lbs that is 84 kg. He was grown up in Apple Valley, California. He began wrestling at very young age and he also started being noticed as the relentless competitor. Although he has reached at his forties, he is very fit. He workouts daily to stay healthy and build up his strength.
He competed in the Freestyle Wrestling as well as Greco-Roman Wrestling but he is best known for the accomplishments in Greco Roman. He went to get his education from the Victor Valley High School located in Victorville, California. While there, he earned the medals at California State Wrestling Championships in the year 1987 as well as 1988. In addition to that, Dan is also the owner of the Team Quest Fitness Gym that is located in Temecula, California. The UFC announced on 12th November of 2014 that Dan would move down to the Middleweight to face Gegard Moussari on 24th January of next year in co-main event at the UFC on Fox 14. After that, he faced Tim Boetsch on 6th June of the same year in main event at the UFC Fight Night 68.
Dan was also the member of 1987 Victor Valley High School Wrestling Team State Champions. He then became the national champion in 1988 in both the Greco Roman and Freestyle at junior level. After completing his high school, he delayed to pursue a college wrestling career instead deciding to get focused on Greco Roman. He then started to get trained in the mixed martial in the year 1997 when he joined Ream American Wrestling Team. On 7th November of 2015, he is expected to face Vitor Belfort in rubber match at the UFC Fight Night 77.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Henderson has already got married. He is married to his beautiful as well as sexy wife named Alison Henderson. The couple also have three children together with each other. Among them two are daughters whom they have named as Danielle and one is a son named Reese. Dan has his own kind of style and is very popular among his fans. Besides that, he is also active in Twitter and Instagram.