According to UFC President Dana White (via Twitter), “Bones” will battle Henderson on September 1 in Las Vegas. Though the show does not have a numerical label yet the card is expected to be UFC 151.
When the 29-8 Henderson gets around to facing Jones he will have been out of action for ten months with his last bout coming this past November. However, his absence has been intentional rather than health-related as “Hendo” has been holding on to the title-shot he earned in that victory rather than risk it in the interim. The 41-year old icon is currently on a four-fight winning streak including victories over Renato Sobral, Fedor Emelianenko, and most recently Mauricio Rua.
Comparably, Jones is 16-1 with his only stumble involving an unnecessary disqualification. He has successfully defended the divisional title three times since winning it from Rua with all of the wins coming against former champions (Lyoto Machida, Quinton Jackson, and Rashad Evans).
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