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Kemal
30-01-2016, 06:17
UFC on FOX 19 keeps growing with rematch between Dan Henderson, Lyoto Machida

Two former world champions are the latest addition to the rapidly filling UFC on FOX 19 fight card.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (22-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) and former two-division PRIDE champ and former Strikeforce champ Dan Henderson (31-14 MMA, 8-8 UFC) will meet at the April 16 event in what is reported to be Tampa, Fla.

Brazilian MMA website Combate first reported the matchup, and MMAjunkie confirmed it with a source close to one of the fighters, who asked to remain anonymous because he wasnít allowed to publicly discuss the matchup.

UFC on FOX 19ís main card airs live on FOX following prelims expected to air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. Machida vs. Henderson is expected to serve on the main card, though itís unknown where the matchup will be placed.

The fighters first met at UFC 157 in February 2013 as the co-main event for Ronda Rouseyís UFC debut. Machida won that fight by split decision.

At 37 and 45, respectively, Machida and Henderson are nearing the tail end of their careers, which have been marked by more frequent setbacks and calls for retirement. Both are 1-3 in their past four appearances, with Henderson 2-6 in his past eight outings, and each was viciously knocked out in his most recent fight.

Despite this, Henderson said heís not in any rush to hang up his gloves, and as of this past summer, Machida said heís soldiering on. Although the two have a long way to go before theyíre in title contention, their presence adds more star power to UFC on FOX 19, which already features a bevy of big fights. Ex-champs Rashad Evans and Mauricio ďShogunĒ Rua are confirmed for the card, as are top lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As MMAjunkie previously reported, the UFC offered Machida a meeting with Tim Kennedy, but a military teaching job forced Kennedy to turn down the fight.

The latest UFC on FOX 19 card now includes:

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio Rua
Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington

Kemal
30-01-2016, 06:21
Cub Swanson meets Hacran Dias at UFC on FOX 19 in April

Highly ranked UFC featherweight Cub Swanson will return to the promotionís octagon against Hacran Dias at UFC on FOX 19.

The report of the meeting between Swanson (21-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Dias (23-3-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) comes from Brazilian website Combate, which has reported several matchups in conjunction with the April 16 event expected to take place in Tampa, Fla. A venue for the fight card has yet to be announced.

UFC on FOX 19ís main card airs live on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title eliminator between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Swanson, the No. 7 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, hopes to rebound from a two-fight skid that saw him lose a shot at the title. A last-second submission against ex-lightweight champ Frankie Edgar snapped a six-bout winning streak, and a submission loss to standout Max Holloway further diminished his standing. When he steps into the cage against Diaz, it will have been one year since his most recent setback.

In a recent interview with MMAjunkie, Swanson said he isnít necessarily on the title hunt any more; he simply wants to enjoy his fighting career.

Dias, ranked No. 13, is trending up, having won his past two UFC bouts with decisions over Darren Elkins and Levan Makashvili. After back-to-back losses against Nik Lentz and onetime title challenger Ricardo Lamas, the Nova Uniao product hopes to put a big name on his resume.

With the addition, UFC on FOX 19 now includes:

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio Rua
Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson

Suplex
30-01-2016, 08:40
Dit is gewoon een lekkere card hoor nix mis mee

pronk
30-01-2016, 12:33
Enkel het gevecht tussen Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov trekt mijn belangstelling.
Dat Bethe Correia zig nog durft te vertonen in de octagon.

Minotauro
30-01-2016, 13:15
Ik weet nog wel toen Machida ongeslagen was... Nu al 7 nederlagen..

viTRTor
30-01-2016, 17:27
Goeie card inderdaad! Vind sowieso de Fox cards vaak beter dan de ppv's op het hoofd gevecht na.

lukashenko
30-01-2016, 17:51
leuk potje tussen machida en hendo .. ik word er alleen niet echt warm van ofzo.. leuke aanvulling.
de pot tussen tony en khabib heeft wel veel ingrediŽnten om een top party te worden..

Diz
30-01-2016, 18:45
RIP Hendo...

Mooi om (hopelijk) Khabib eindelijk weer aan het werk te zien!

Klassikl
02-02-2016, 10:57
Hele mooie card.

Shogun vecht dan is de card sowieso al geslaagd. Ben heel benieuwd hoe hij er voor staat. Nu hij alweer een tijdje terug is bij de oude meester. Zijn vorige partij zag hij er technisch en fysiek al ietsje beter uit. Heeft helaas laatste jaren zoveel verloren. Wie deze partij verliest mag echt serieus over een retirement gaan nadenken. Evans bakt er namelijk ook helemaal niks meer van.

War The Eagle!!

LightHeavyWeight
02-02-2016, 11:16
Henderson zal hier wel zijn laatste partijtje vechten gok ik. Niet dat de tegenstander in bloedvorm steekt maar dat maakt het statement misschien juist wel extra krachtig.
Shogun weet ik niet, is nog wel altijd jonger dan Evans.