When UFC President Dana White pointed to the likelihood of a bout between highly-ranked light heavyweights Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans there was no doubt the duel was essentially a done deal. Now the two talented 205ers have a probable date and location for their fight.
According to TATAME, Henderson and Evans are set to square off at UFC 161. The card is expected to take place on June 15 in Winnipeg. MMAJunkie also confirmed the possible pairing, saying Henderson still needs to be medically cleared from his clash with Lyoto Machida before the outing becomes official.
Henderson came up short on the scorecards to Machida last month at UFC 157. The loss laid waste to a four-fight run for the fan-favorite including victories over Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio Rua. He holds an overall record of 29-9 with fifteen finishes.
Evans (17-3-1) also suffered a stumble in his last fight, losing to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in early February. The performance was a far cry from far more impressive showings in the past such as those against Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz, and Forrest Griffin.
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