No. 13 Dan Henderson knocked out middleweight champion Michael Bisping at the historic UFC 100 in 2009. The Henderson vs. Bisping 2 is happening after seven years that will be held on October 8, 2016 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Dan Henderson confirmed that he will be retiring after this fight in an interview three months ago. “I probably should give more thought to it being my last fight than I do, because it is going to be the last time. I’m not emotional, I’m not anything about it, it’s just another fight. I was ready at the last fight to be done, but obviously I couldn’t turn down a title shot. My body could easily go another four or five years if I really wanted to.”
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi will headline the co-main event. Belfort lost to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 198. The main event fighters Bisping and Henderson were both knocked out by Belfort as well as the former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in 2013. Mousasi came from a win against Thiago Santos and Thales Leites and will be looking to extend his win-streak this year.
Ovince Saint Preux and Jimi Manuwa to cross paths in the light heavyweight division. Meanwhile, the bantamweight bout between Entwistle and Rob Font was scrapped due to medical condition. Entwistle slipped in and out of consciousness during the weight cutting process.
Official fight card:
Middleweight Michael Bisping (c) vs. Dan Henderson
Middleweight Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa
Heavyweight Stefan Struve vs. Daniel Omielańczuk
Featherweight Mirsad Bektic vs. Russell Doane
Bantamweight Brad Pickett vs. Iuri Alcântara
Bantamweight Davey Grant vs. Damian Stasiak
Welterweight Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov
Lightweight Łukasz Sajewski vs. Marc Diakiese
Welterweight Danny Roberts vs. Mike Perry
Lightweight Leonardo Santos vs. Adriano Martins