Sources close to the fight confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the competitors have agreed to meet on the late February card in 2013.
Henderson will return to action after more than a year away from the sport. Originally, Henderson was scheduled to meet UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 151 in September, but a knee injury sidelined the former Pride and Strikeforce champion.
With his knee still in recovery, Henderson has now targeted the late February show for his return to action against Lyoto Machida.
Machida will look to take another step closer towards another crack at the belt as well when he faces Henderson in February. The former champion knocked out Ryan Bader in his last fight, and now hopes to do the same when he faces Henderson next year.
The bout was initially reported by Tatame.com