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UFC 79: Dan Henderson Added To Card, May Fight at Middleweight

Dan Henderson is expected to be back in the octagon in December at UFC 79 for his first fight since a UFC 75 loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson according to a report from Bubba The Love Sponge:

It appears that Dan Henderson may very well be fighting on the UFC 79 Nemesis December 29th card. While on a trip to Vegas this weekend, Bubba the Love Sponge mentioned on his Satellite Radio program today that he ran into Henderson. He stated that Dan mentioned in conversation that he thought he would be fighting in December. Bubba went on to say that Dan would not say who he would be fighting, but did mention that he may be fighting at 185 lbs.

Henderson is among a select group of potential challengers for Anderson Silva’s middleweight title. After fighting primarily in PRIDE for most of his career, Henderson, then the middleweight and welterweight champion of the promotion, returned to the UFC in September losing by unanimous decision to Jackson. Despite the loss Henderson has stated that he wishes to remain at light heavyweight though the UFC has been vocal in their wishes for him to move to 185-pounds for a possible showdown with Anderson Silva.

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