Two of the top light heavyweights in UFC history went at it tonight in Anaheim for a shot to face the winner of Jon Jone vs. Chael Sonnen later this year for the UFC belt. Henderson was scheduled to face Jones last year but an injury forced him to withdraw which set up a sequence of events that saw the cancellation of the only card in UFC history. Now with a win over Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of UFC 157 Hendo had an opportunity to get that title shot he had been waiting on.
But Machida is a former champ is still seething about a loss against Jones in 2011 that pushed him back down the 205 ladder. With a win over Henderson Machida would finally get another crack at the title he held in 2009.
Did Henderson finally get his title shot or did Machida punch his ticket to a rematch with ‘Bones’ Jones with the win.
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