Dan Henderson Says He'll Fight Lyoto Machida At UFC 173
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.25.2014
He's up for it...
MMA Junkie reports that Dan Henderson (30-11 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has volunteered to fight Lyoto Machida (21-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) at UFC 173 after Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) suffered a minor knee injury which will require surgery. Machida was a replacement for Vitor Belfort. Henderson defeated light heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC Fight Night 38 with a third round TKO. The title fight between Weidman and Machida was moved from UFC 173 (May 24) to UFC 175 (July 5). Both events are in Las Vegas.
He previously lost to Machida by split decision at UFC 157 in February 2013. Judges and media were split with the scores, which was advertised as a possible title eliminator. Machida ended up fighting Phil Davis instead of champion Jon Jones. After the loss, he dropped to middleweight and is 2-0. Machida isn't likely to give up a title shot to fight Henderson again. Meanwhile, Henderson broke a t