Tuesday, October 19, 2021

UFC 151: Jones Defends Light Heavyweight Title Against Henderson

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

The main event for UFC 151 has been set and it's a big one.

Jon Jones will step back into the cage September 1st when Dan Henderson challenges for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. Dana White made the fight official via his Twitter account this week.

It will be Jones fourth title defense in 12 months since winning the title in March of 2011 when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

In his last three fights he has successfully defended the title against Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, and most recently, Rashad Evans.

Henderson himself has been on a roll as well as his career winds down. He has won four straight, captured the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title in the process, and knocked out the former number one ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko.

The event will take place in Las Vegas, though no venue has been announced.

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