The Ultimate Fighting Championship, at the post-fight press conference in New Jersey, announced that Pride 183-pound division champion Dan Henderson has finally relented and has agreed to fight UFC champion Anderson Silva.
The bout is to take place sometime in March, which would most likely be at the UFC’s return to Columbus, Ohio on March 1 at Nationwide Arena.
Henderson suffered a disappointing decision loss in his return to the UFC last September, when he lost to current light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. Despite that loss, he had steadfastly said he wanted to remain in the 205-pound class.
Silva has dominated the middleweight division since debuting in the UFC with a 49-second TKO of Chris Leben in June of 2006. He has finished all five of his fights in the Octagon, only two of them going outside the first round.