View Full Version : Dan Henderson returns to 185, meets Gegard Mousasi in UFC on FOX 14 co-headliner

13-11-2014, 20:07
Dan Henderson (30-12 MMA, 7-6 UFC) is returning to the middleweight division and will co-headline UFC on FOX 14 in January.

UFC officials today announced the MMA legend will meet fellow ex-Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the recently announced event.

UFC on FOX 14 takes place Jan. 24 at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

As announced earlier today, the headliner of the stadium show features a title eliminator between Alexander Gustafsson (16-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC).

Mousasi is ranked No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings. Henderson is ranked No. 9 at light heavyweight.

Henderson looks to snap out of a 1-4 skid that includes a recent submission loss to 205-pounder Daniel Cormier at UFC 173. A fight prior, the 44-year-old vet, who’s bounced between three weight classes during his 17-year career, halted a three-fight losing skid (to elite opponents like Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort) with a TKO win over Mauricio Rua, which earned “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” bonuses.

Henderson, who recently said he’d be open to a bout with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, instead meets Mousasi, a 29-year-old who suffered a loss to Souza in September. Prior to the defeat, he was on a 7-1-1 run that included a “Performance of the Night” win over Mark Munoz and a “Fight of the Night” loss to Machida.

The latest UFC on FOX 14 card now includes:

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson
Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine


Alhoewel er tegen Henderson altijd een kans op een H-bomb KO bestaat denk ik toch dat dit een goede machup is voor Gegard waarmee hij zich met deze beroemde vechter weer in de kijker van het grote publiek kan gaat zetten.

Ik heb er vertrouwen en zin in in iedergeval