Lorenzo Fertitta: Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson possible for UFC's debut on FOXPosted on August 24, 2011, 07:10 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Co-Owner Lorenzo Fertitta revealed that the Ultimate Fighting Championship would love to debut on FOX with a rematch between Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson. According to Fertitta, Anderson Silva just needs a victory over Yushin Okami in Brazil to get a clear path to a second encounter with "Hendo" Henderson.
Here's what Lorenzo Fertitta said in an interview to TATAME.com:
"We don't have a main event set yet, we'll find out probably after this Saturday, these fights in Rio, then we'll set a main event. But it'll be something big. It'll be a big fight. I would love to do (Silva vs. Henderson). Anderson just needs a win."
In his last bout, Dan Henderson defeated "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko via TKO in Round 1. The pair met for the last time in the main event of UFC 82: Pride of a Champion, with Henderson dominating "The Spider" in Round 1, but eventually losing via Submission only 10 seconds before the end of Round 2. Since then, Henderson won six fights and lost only one (Jake Shields), also becoming the reigning Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion.
It's still unclear whether Henderson would be interested in moving down to Middleweight. "Hendo" stated on numerous occasions that he would like to stay at 205.
Further Reading: Silva vs. Okami Preview