UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will fight for the second time this year when he meets Dan Henderson on September 1 at what will likely be UFC 151 (though the actual event has yet to be officially announced). However, UFC President Dana White confirmed the date’s attachment to the match-up via Twitter where he also mentioned it would take place in Las Vegas.
Jones (16-1) has successfully defended the belt three times against former UFC champions, toppling Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida by way of submission last year and Rashad Evans by decision last month.
While he may have never held the UFC title, Henderson (29-8) is a former Strikeforce and PRIDE champion. He secured his shot at “Bones” by defeating Mauricio Rua in a Fight of the Year contender this past November and has won four straight including finishes of Renato Sobral, Rafael Cavalcante, and Fedor Emelianenko.
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