According to Dana White, the winner of the UFC 139 fight between Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is likely to get to get the next UFC light heavyweight title shot after Rashad Evans. He made the following statement to a media scrum in the aftermath of the UFC 135 pre-fight press conference that was attended by MMA Nation's Luke Thomas:
"It would be tough not to give the winner of (Henderson vs. Rua) the next shot, after Rashad," said White. Rashad's next."
Henderson was the reigning Strikeforce light heavyweight champion when he re-signed with the UFC, and Shogun held the title from March until November of this year when he was defeated by current champion Jon Jones. Obviously Rashad Evans is in line to face the winner of the UFC 135 main event title fight between Jones and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, and presumably either Henderson or Rua would face whomever is still the king of the mountain sometime next year.