The current UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones will defend his title once again this year as he faces the number one contender, Dan Henderson on September 1st, although the location of the title bout is yet to be determined. UFC president Dana White said that the organization was targeting an early September date for the UFC light-heavyweight champion’s next title defence, likely on Labor Day weekend.
Jones has practically ran through the 205 pound division defeating Ryan Bader, former light heavyweight champions, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida and most recently Rashad Evans. All that’s left in his way is the former Strikeforce and PRIDE two-division champion, Dan Henderson.
Henderson has picked up a number of impressive victories over the past year, defeating then champ, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante for the Strikeforce title before defeating formerly ranked number one fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko at heavyweight and last time out a historic fight of the night and what some say the best fight in the history of the sport, defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.