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Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans Slated for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS


The UFC is targeting a matchup between former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) for UFC 161.

UFC 161 will take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada.

While this matchup was confirmed by Dana White, it is still not set in stone as Henderson has not yet received medical clearance.

Both fighters are coming off losses as Dan Henderson recently lost in a Split Decision to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157. Henderson was supposed to face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title in UFC 151 but had to pull out due to a knee injury. Rashad Evans is currently trying to end a two-fight losing streak. Evans’ two losses were both Unanimous Decisions, one in a title fight to Jon Jones and the other to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

The combined three losses by both fighters were very disappointing fights for the fans, as far as excitement goes. With the UFC recently bringing down the hammer on lackluster fighters, both fighters may feel the pressure to not let this one go to a decision.

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