UFC 205-Pound Champ Jon Jones Vs. Dan Henderson Confirmed For September 1

Dana White confirmed on Twitter Wednesday night that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will face no. 1 contender Dan Henderson on Saturday, September 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It will be the main event of what is expected to be UFC 151, one of two pay-per-views set for September.

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The 24-year-old Jones (16-1) will be looking for the fourth successful defense of the title he won in March 2011 by defeating Mauricio Rua. He's won seven in a row, defeating rival Rashad Evans by unanimous decision several weeks ago at UFC 145.

Henderson (29-8) essentially earned the shot with a unanimous decision classic over Rua last November at UFC 139. Before that, he was the last Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, taking the title from Rafael Cavalcante last March but never defending the gold. The 41-year-old has won four in a row and notably finished Fedor Emelianenko last July in Strikeforce.

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