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Report: UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping verbally agrees to October bout with Dan Henderson

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Report: UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping verbally agrees to October bout with Dan Henderson

While nothing is officially set in stone, it appears as if current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight king Michael Bisping will get his wish to avenge his UFC 100 loss to Dan Henderson after all.

In a recent report by Combate (h/t Bloody Elbow), Bisping and Henderson have verbally agreed to meet inside the Octagon this October.

Again, nothing is officially scheduled, but this is a step in the right direction in making one of the most fan-friendly title fights UFC has to offer. After all, Henderson is coming off a scintillating knockout finish over Hector Lombard at UFC 199 and has stated that he has one fight left in the tank before calling it a career.

As for Bisping, who captured the 185-pound title at UFC 199 with a first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold after filling in for Chris Weidman on just two weeks notice, this would be an opportunity to get back at “Hendo” after the legendary mixed martial artist famously flattened “The Count” back in 2009 with one of the most epic one-punch finishes you’ll ever see.

If this report turns into reality, the 45-year-old Henderson would essentially be leapfrogging deserving title contenders like Rockhold, Weidman, Ronaldo Souza and a returning Yoel Romero. He would also be going out on his shield and have the chance to cap off an all-time great career with a UFC title win.

Stick with Mania as more details regarding Bisping vs Henderson II become available.

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