Will Dan Henderson face Lyoto Machida in UFC 157 in Anaheim? Reports are out and it seems that Henderson will face his heavyweight nemesis Machida for UFC 157 which is slated on February 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
The Henderson versus Machida fight was initially scheduled for UFC 156 to be seen on February 2 but the promotion changed their strategy and pitted the two great fighters instead on February 23 in Anaheim. The first to report this booking was Tatame a Brazilian outlet but the promotion officials of UFC are yet to announced this exciting event.
Dan “Hendo” Henderson is a 42 year old light heavyweight fighter from Temecula, California, United States. Hendo was set to meet Jon Jones for a UFC fight last September but he was forced to pull out from the fight after a knee injury. He is regarded as one of the most accomplished and one of the most disciplined fighters; he is a Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and a two-division Pride Fighting Championships title holder as well. If he wins the fight against Machida, this will be his fifth fight winning streak beating great fighters like Mauricio Rua, Renato Sobral and Fedor Emelianenko to name a few. Henderson has 29 wins and 8 losses in his professional career.
Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida is a light heavyweight fighter from Belem, Para, Brazil. He has a truly impressive record of 18 wins and only 3 losses in his career. His latest fight was a win against Ryan Bader in UFC on Fox 4 – Shogun versus Vera via KO in August 2012. Before this win was a loss against Jon Jones at a headline fight in UFC 140 in December 2011. During his career, he has managed to win over truly superb fighters like Mauricio Rua, David Heath, Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans, Thiago Silva and B.J. Penn to name a few. His matchup with Henderson will surely be one of the most awaited duels when the year starts with a bang!
UPDATE: UFC 157 fight schedule announced and Dan Henderson will meet Lyoto Machida on the Octagon at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California, United States. This match is scheduled on February 23, 2013. Stay tuned for preliminary fights information that will surely be revealed as the New Year starts. UFC officials will certainly announce these once February draws near.