Former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (24-3) will likely take on Dan Henderson (23-7) at UFC 93, January 17 from the 02 in Dublin, Ireland.
The UFC made it official on Wednesday morning.
“Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson is a battle between two great former champions who are both looking to get another chance to wear a world title around their waist….Franklin is the former UFC Middleweight champion, and he’s a dangerous striker with solid submission skills — he also showed great takedown defense in his September destruction of powerful wrestler Matt Hamill. Dan Henderson is the former PRIDE Welterweight and Middleweight champion. He’s a world class wrestler, known for his great chin and his one punch knockout power. He defeated formidable Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares in September. These are two fan favorites with a lot of pride on the line as they want to show that they are still among the very best fighters in the world.”