It is official, Dan Henderson will meet Daniel Cormier at UFC 173. UFC president Dana White has made the announcement on ESPN’s SportsCenter and also stated that it will be the co-main event.
According to White the winner of this weekend’s fight featuring Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will face Alexander Gustaffson and the winner of Cormier-Henderson will face the winner of that fight. So either Daniel Cormier or Dan Henderson will get a title shot in the 205 division.
The last time we saw Cormier he was knocking out a former barista and convicted felon Patrick Cummins. Henderson is coming off a spectacular KO of Shogun Rua.
This fight is very intriguing for many reasons. DC will finally be facing a quality opponent in the light heavyweight division and this is the first fight that Henderson will have post-TRT ban.
Will Hendo stand a chance without TRT? Will the weight drop effect Cormier? I, for one, am completely stoked for this fight. I’ve been a DC fan from his Strikeforce days and Dan Henderson still has one of my favorite knockouts of all time against Michael Bisping at UFC 100.
UFC 173 will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Renen Barao and TJ Dillashaw and will also feature Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger.
UFC 173 will take place on May 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.