Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida 478x270The winner of the UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche co-main event between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson will get a title shot.

During the UFC 157 pre-fight press conference on Thursday, UFC president Dana White made the announcement.

“I love this fight.  Stylistically I think it’s a great fight.  Machida has his style where he lays back and counter-punches and Henderson is move forward.  He’s aggressive and in your face the entire time.  I think the fight is going to be a great fight, and this fight is all about the winner,” said White.  “The winner gets a shot at Jon Jones.”

Machida, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, has said leading up to the fight with Henderson that he felt the winner deserves a title shot.  The two are ranked as the top two contenders in the division by the official UFC Rankings.

“I believe, out of this fight, whoever wins should definitely be the contender for the title.  If we’re number one and number two then the title shot should definitely be on the line in this fight,” Machida said on a UFC 157 conference call last week.

Machida (18-3) lost to current champion Jon Jones at UFC 140, but he’s coming off of a knockout win over Ryan Bader.  He was offered a chance to rematch Jones on short notice, headlining UFC 152, but turned the fight down citing not having enough time to prepare.  Machida is now just one win away from getting another shot at the light heavyweight title.

Henderson (29-8) is riding a four-fight win streak.  The former Pride and Strikeforce champion was scheduled to face champion Jon Jones at UFC 151, but was forced out of the bout due to a knee injury.  He has to get past Machida to get back to a championship bout.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Lewis vs Tybura Set as Manila Co-Main Event

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

Sporting a four-fight winning streak that includes three knockout victories, No. 10-ranked heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will travel to the Philippines on Saturday, October 15 to battle rising read news >>

By The Numbers - Fight Night Hamburg

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Go inside the numbers of Fight Night Hamburg, featuring main and co-main event stars Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz. read news >>

Dan Henderson: ‘Win or Lose This is My Last Fight’ (UFC 204 Video)

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Dan Henderson hopes to add the UFC middleweight championship to his collection at UFC 204. But win or lose, he intends to walk off into the sunset. read news >>

Michael Bisping Video: We All Know Dan Henderson was Cheating at UFC 100

  • 23 days ago
  • 70 views

Although Dan Henderson holds a victory over Michael Bisping, Bisping said that everyone knows that Henderson was cheating when the two fought at UFC 100. read news >>

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Extended Video Preview

  • 23 days ago
  • 26 views

Take an in-depth look into the UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem main and co-main events. read news >>

By The Numbers - UFC 203

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Go inside the numbers of UFC 203, featuring heavyweight title fight Stipe Miocic vs Alistair Overeem and co-main event Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. read news >>

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson UFC 204 Rematch Sold Out in Minutes | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 13 views

Tickets for the UFC 204 rematch between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson went on sale Friday. They were gone in minutes. read news >>

UFC 203 Fight Highlights: Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne's Controversial Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 49 views

Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum took on sixth-ranked Travis Browne in the UFC 203 co-main event on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. read news >>

Dan Henderson: Why He's Walking Away After UFC 204, Win or Lose - EXCLUSIVE! | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 58 views

Dan Henderson heads into his UFC 204 championship fight with Michael Bisping in a unique position. He knows it will be the final fight of his career. read news >>

Dan Henderson: Who is the One Fighter He Wishes He'd Fought? (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 38 views

Who is the one fighter that Dan Henderson wishes he could have fought that he hasn't in his nearly 20-year career? read news >>