July 31, Dan Henderson to Challenge Anderson Silva
A rematch against UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, not Rich Franklin at UFC 103 on Sept. 19, is what Dan Henderson can focus on now that company president Dana White has shuffled the deck in the wake of Affliction MMA’s demise.
Affliction refugee Vitor Belfort is now booked to replace Henderson opposite Franklin in the UFC 103 main event, which had fans less than thrilled when it was announced earlier this month.
White did not announce a hard date for Silva-Henderson 2, saying that it will all depend on “how banged up” Silva is after challenging Forrest Griffin in a non-title 205-pound special attraction next weekend at UFC 101.
However, if history is any indicator, Silva might be ready to rock on Sunday, Aug. 9 — he has remarkably suffered very little, if any, damage throughout his perfect nine-fight UFC career thus far.
In fact, Henderson is among the few who performed quite well before experiencing the same fate as the rest: Defeat.
Cageside's take ~ Hendo Vs Franklin II made little sense. Hendo Vs Silva should be a great match up. Hendo dominated the first round in their first fight before tapping out due to a rear naked choke in the 2nd. If anyone can take down Silva, it is Hendo.
Rich Franklin Vs Vitor Belfort? WOW, great match up!
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