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Report: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson 'verbally agreed' for October event

Brazil’s Combate reported there was a 'verbal agreement' on a rematch between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, this time for the UFC middleweight title.

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It seems Dan Henderson's campaign actually worked, as undisclosed sources close to Brazilian outlet, Combate, claim there is a verbal agreement on the rematch between Hendo and the current UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, scheduled for an event in October.

Probably the 45-year old's last crack at a UFC title, Dan Henderson (32-14) would take on Bisping (29-7) coming off a stellar head kick and elbow KO win over Hector Lombard in June, at UFC 199. However, Hendo still carries a 3-6 record in his last 9 fights, with wins over Mauricio Rua and Tim Boetsch in the middle of losses to the likes of Daniel Cormier, Vitor Belfort, Gegard Mousasi, and others. The Lombard win represented the last fight on his UFC contract, but if this report is true, then his new contract includes a title shot.

As for Bisping, who has become the target of multiple call outs from other middleweight contenders, it represents a chance to avenge his devastating KO loss to Henderson back at UFC 100. Currently riding a four-fight winning streak with wins over C.B. Dollaway, Thales Leites, Anderson Silva and the stunning 1st round KO upset over Luke Rockhold, the Henderson fight would be Bisping's third outing in 2016 and his first title defense.

Bloody Elbow will provide updates on the possibility of Bisping vs. Hendo 2 when they become available.

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