Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson In The Works For Labor Day Weekend
By: Chris Taylor:
Yesterday, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the organization was targeting an early September date for the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion’s next title defense, likely on Labor Day weekend (September 1st). With UFC 150 set for August 11th at the Pepsi Center in Denver and UFC 152 slated for September 22nd in Toronto, it is safe to assume that Jones vs Henderson will be headlining the UFC 151 event. No location for the ‘UFC 151′ event has been confirmed.
Jon Jones is coming off his third straight title defense, after a decision victory over Rashad Evans at UFC 145. He has now defeated 4 former UFC champions in his past 4 fights (Shogun, Rampage, Machida and Evans). Jones used his reach advantage very effectively against Evans and will look to do the same against Henderson this fall. ‘Bones’ will have more than 13 inches of reach advantage to use on Dan this September.
Dan Henderson last fought at UFC 139 against Shogun Rua, a fight that earned both men “Fight of the year” honors and ‘Hendo’ a decision victory. Dan has been waiting for his promised title shot since that fight and will now get his 3rd chance at UFC gold. Dan has won 7 of his last 8 fights, including a Heavyweight win over Fedor Emelianenko under the Strikeforce banner.
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has taken out most of the top fighters in the light heavyweight division and has cemented himself as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world. But the 41 year old, Dan Henderson, plans on derailing the young champion with one ‘H Bomb’ to the chin this fall!