LOS ANGELES -- Dan Henderson isn't sure whether Saturday will mark the final fight of his career. It was a special night either way.
Henderson, 45, came back from the brink of defeat to knock out Hector Lombard at 1:27 of the second round at UFC 199 on Saturday. It was the final bout on Henderson's UFC contract. The California native told ESPN.com prior to the fight he would weigh his options and see how negotiations went after the weekend.
The finish was one of Henderson's best in his 19-year career. He landed a right head kick, and after Lombard (34-6-1) caught his leg, Henderson threw a back elbow that landed flush and put away Lombard immediately. Henderson (31-14) followed Lombard to the floor with two hard elbows to make sure of the finish.
The outcome came despite Henderson being badly hurt in the first round. He caught Lombard with a right hand down the middle but got caught moments later by a left hook. The punch sent him to the floor, although he managed to stand up quickly and circle out of trouble.
"[Lombard] is absolutely dangerous," Henderson said. "He hits hard. He had me in trouble that first round. I felt like I had hurt him and rushed in. He caught me and knocked me on my butt. I kind of weathered the storm and regrouped in the second round.
"I'm not sure what's going to happen after this. This could have been the last one of my career."
Henderson, a former PRIDE middleweight champion and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, has 16 knockouts in his career.
"I try not to make my fights quite that epic," Henderson said. "I've done it before, but I try not to let it go that way, but sometimes it happens like that. This is the first time all of my kids have been here to watch me fight. I'm happy I got to share this with them. It's definitely an emotional night."
Holloway takes decision from Lamas
As he has done so well during this winning streak, Holloway utilized his reach and height advantages. He stuffed Lamas' takedowns throughout the bout, essentially closing Lamas' window to win in the process. Holloway hurt Lamas in the first and second rounds, and then dared him in the final 10 seconds to stand and trade with him, even though he was well ahead on the scorecards.
"I said in the Octagon I want to fight in Hawaii," Holloway said. "I want the title shot too, so why not do them both at the same time?"
Poirier knocks out Green
Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier (20-4) blew through Bobby Green (23-7) in the first round, knocking him out with a left hand at 2:53. A former featherweight, Poirier has been nothing short of outstanding since jumping to lightweight last year.
He dropped Green with a left hook early in the fight and continued to pour punches on him after Green returned to his feet. Green slipped one flurry along the fence and fired back with a right hand, but Poirier waved him forward. The victory is Poirier's 10th career knockout and third in his past four fights. He trains out of American Top Team.
"I feel great. I get to go home and become a father now," Poirier said. "That's the next big part of my life -- my wife is having our first child in two months. I needed this; we needed this. A big fight is coming next. I've been doing this a long time and I want big fights. I want to be the world champion."