Dan Henderson will remain at middleweight for his next fight as he’s just signed up to take on Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans on June 6th.
‘Hendo’ dropped down to 185lbs for his last fight against Lyoto Machida in January in an attempt to get back to winning ways, but it was unsuccessful as he slumped to a first round TKO loss.
That was his fifth loss in six fights and leaves the 44 year-old in dire need of a win if he wants to fend of retirement a little while longer.
Boetsch has also been experiencing tough times in his UFC run recently with four losses in six Octagon outings over the past three years.
‘The Barbarian’ is coming off a second round submission loss to Thales Leites at the end of last month, but now has a chance to get back on track against a legend of the sport.
Despite their recent fortunes both Henderson and Boetsch are still ranked in the UFC, though only just with Boetsch at No.14 on the middleweight ladder, while Henderson is No.15 at light-heavyweight.
Also announced for the UFC Fight Night 61 event yesterday was a heavyewight fight between Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell.
Mitrione is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, all coming in the first round either by KO or TKO, while Rothwell wields back-to-back victories.
Despite these additions to the card, UFC Fight Night 61 remains headlined by a light-heavyweight fight between recent title challenger Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader.