Get ready for a Light Heavyweight delight this upcoming Labor Day weekend.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White just announced that his brightest star, Jon Jones, will defend his 205-pound title for the fourth time in 12 months when he collides with mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Dan Henderson on Sept. 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
No specific venue is known at this time. Nor were any other specific details announced; however, the super showdown will certainly headline the UFC 151 fight card.
Jones most recently toppled former Jackson's MMA stablemate Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Ga., on April 21, 2012, earning a unanimous decision on the judges scorecards and perhaps the distinction as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.
Sounds silly, considering "Bones" is just 24-years-young, but there is nothing silly about a dangerous man who has ripped through a Murderer's Row of former champions that includes Evans, Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua in devastating fashion.
Henderson, a former dual Pride FC champion and sure-fire Hall of Fame inductee, would be another major feather in a very crowded cap.
With a sensational, "Fight of the Year" performance in a win over the aforementioned Rua in Nov. 2011, Henderson punched his ticket to most likely his last championship fight inside the Octagon. He's already had two bites at the UFC championship apple, back-to-back fights that he lost against Jackson in 2007 (Unanimous Decision) and then Anderson Silva in 2008 (Submission).
Henderson, who will be 42 years old by the time fight night rolls around, has won four consecutive fights, which includes victories over Fedor Emelianenko and Rafael Cavalcante, who he finished to win the Strikeforce 205-pound world title.
New Age vs. Old Guard, The Future vs. The Past, Youth vs. Experience, Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson: Who ya' got?