A rematch between new UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and his nemesis Dan Henderson is reportedly in the work for an event in October.
That’s the word according to the Combate site, which claims that verbal agreements are now in place for Bisping Vs Henderson II.
If so that’s a booking that’s likely to receive a frosty reception from some of the division’s top contenders like Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero, who are all ranked much higher than ‘Hendo’ and have vastly superior recent records compared to the 45 year-old’s 2-3 run in the past two years.
Anderson Silva will no doubt also be a little salty about it since the former champo claimed he was entitled to a rematch with Bisping, while a potential ‘superfight’ with Georges St. Pierre has also apparently been overlooked.
Bisping Vs Henderson II is a fight that fans have been calling for though, and both fighters appear to be eager to lock horns with each other again.
Their first encounter at the historic UFC 100 event in 2009 came after the two had built up a bitter rivalrly while serving as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 9.
Their eventual fight would produce one of the most famous and brutal highlight reel knockouts of all time, with Hendo putting Bisping out cold with an enormous overhand right, and then showed no mercy as he dropped down with another huge blow to the jaw of his unconscious foe.
That loss has haunted Bisping ever since, with fans mercilessly taunting him about it in the years since, so he’ll see this as a chance to avenge that loss, while Henderson would love to end his career by shutting up his rival one last time.