‘Bones’ Jones to Defend Light Heavyweight Title against Dan Henderson at UFC 151
will defend his light heavyweight title for the fourth
time at UFC
“Bones” will square off with former Strikeforce
Henderson at the Sept. 1 event, according to a statement
recently released by promotion officials. UFC 151 will take place
in Las Vegas, though a specific venue for the show has not yet been
Jones captured the
UFC light heavyweight crown in March of last year, finishing
Rua via third-round technical knockout at UFC
128. The 24-year-old would go on to successfully defend his
title twice more in 2011, forcing Quinton
Jackson to tap out to a rear-naked choke in September before
Machida to sleep with a standing guillotine in December. Most
recently, Jones bested former training partner Rashad
Evans, cruising to a unanimous decision last month at UFC
145 in Atlanta.
Despite compiling one of MMA’s most impressive resumes in nearly 15
years as a professional, Henderson has never held a UFC world
title. The former two-division
Pride Fighting Championships titlist rides a four-fight winning
streak heading into his upcoming title shot. After dispatching
Cavalcante to capture the Strikeforce lightweight title last
spring, “Hendo” stopped former Pride heavyweight ruler Fedor
Emelianenko in July before edging Rua in a “Fight of the Year”
nominee this past November at UFC
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Dan Henderson will return to the middleweight division.
Following a one-sided loss to Dan Cormier at UFC 173, "Hendo" has decided to cut down to 185 pounds for his next UFC bout, Henderson’s muay thai coach Daniel Woirin told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.
Henderson, who weighed in at 199 pounds for his light heavyweight bout with Cormier in May, won only two of his six fights since returning to the UFC as a light heavyweight in 2011. Both wins came against former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Can "Hendo" find success in a familiar place? It looks like Dan Henderson now has to watch his Popeye's Chicken intake if he wants to make weight for his next mixed martial arts (MMA) fight.
On the heels of his loss to Daniel Cormier (video), the No. 2 ranked light heavyweight in the world at UFC 173 last month, Henderson has decided to drop back down to the middleweight division.
"Hendo's" manager, Daniel Woirin, spilled the beans to MMA Fighting.
Henderson hasn't competed in the 185-pound clas more
Approaching 44 years of age, don't expect the TRT ban and a crushing loss stop Dan Henderson from continuing his career.
If we're being frank - Dan Henderson was completely demolished by Daniel Cormier at UFC 173. Coming off his 3rd round knockout of Mauricio Rua, Henderson fought Cormier in Vegas, sans TRT, having weighed in at 199 lbs the day before their fight, and was beaten pillar to post before the rear-naked choke in the 3rd round put him to sleep.
But this is Dan Henderson we're talking more
It looks like Dan Henderson will be heading back into middleweight waters.
The MMA legend and former Olympian has found success in a variety of weight classes throughout his storied career, with several of his greatest achievements coming at 185 pounds. Yet, "Hendo" has spent the better part of the past four years competing in the light heavyweight fold, where he climbed the divisional ladder to establish himself as one of the top 205-pound fighters on the UFC roster. Nevertheless, it has been a more
We've taken a look at the UFC's heavyweight, lightweight and welterweight divisions. Today, we move down to what has historically been considered the UFC's marquee division: the light heavyweights. Like the heavyweight division, 205 is ruled by a title holder with an iron fist.
But there are plenty of challengers waiting in the wings and even a few interesting prospects who could make some noise over the next few years.
Let's take a look. The Title Picture
The UFC has nearly reached th more
Add Dan Henderson’s name to the list of UFC light heavyweights looking for a career-resurgence by dropping to 185 pounds.
MMAFighting.com reported that the former Pride two-division champion will be returning to middleweight for the first time since his 2010 fight against Jake Shields in Strikeforce.
Hendo hopes to be back in the cage by the end of the year, and the middleweight division is as competitive as it’s ever been. With fighters like Tim Kennedy, Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold currently more
Dan Henderson may eventually return to the middleweight division, but the UFC light heavyweight said it’s not a done deal.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
I said where'd you get your information from huh? You think that you can front when Hendo's tweet comes?
Just because Dan Henderson was ragdolled in his last outing at light heavyweight (replay), doesn't mean a hasty drop down to the 185-pound division. In fact, "Hendo" thinks it's "funny" how rumors like that get started in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Blame his Muay Thai coach, Daniel Woirin. It's funny how rumors get started. If you have read that I will be returning to middle weight. more
It appears that reports of Dan Henderson's return to middleweight were a bit premature, at least according to the man himself.
It looks like one of Dan Henderson's coaches may not have been fully correct when he revealed that Hendo would be returning to middleweight. After the news spread fire and wide across the internet, it apparently came to the attention of the man himself. And Hendo took to Twitter to shoot down the idea: It's funny how rumors get started. If you have read that I will be re more