Report: Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida moved to UFC 157

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The UFC has decided to move the Light Heavyweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson to UFC 157 on February 23, 2013 in Anaheim, CA. The fight had initially been targeted for UFC 156 on February 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Brazilian web site Tatame.com is reporting that the Light Heavyweight match between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson which had been expected to take place as part of UFC 156 in Las Vegas has now been moved to UFC 157 in Anaheim.

UFC 156 is set to occur on February 2, 2013. UFC 157 is expected to happen on February 23, 2013.

Both men had hoped for a title shot against Jon Jones but Henderson tore his MCL and had to bow out of UFC 151, forcing the cancellation of that entire fight card. Machida had been promised a title shot after destroying Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 in August.

But when he was offered a shot at Jones at UFC 152 in September, Machida turned down the fight, citing his need for more time. Jones will instead face Chael Sonnen next April after coaching opposite Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter.


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