The UFC officially announced the co-feature for May’s UFC 173 — and it’s the long-rumoured Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier bout.
BREAKING NEWS @DanaWhite announced on @Sportscenter: #UFC173 co-main @danheno vs @DC_MMA! TIX http://t.co/UQTrv6KQxm pic.twitter.com/gtxobP9C18 — UFC (@ufc) April 23, 2014
UFC 173 is headlined by a bantamweight title showcase between champion Renen Barao and challenger T.J. Dillashaw, with the Light Heavyweights taking the second-honours. It was reported after Dan Henderson’s victory over “Shogun” in Brazil that this was the fight that the UFC had in the works. UFC president Dana White appeared on Wednesday’s edition of SportsCenter and confirmed it. The full UFC 173 card: MAIN CARD Renan Barao (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for the UFC bantamweight title Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson Jake Ellenberger vs. Robbie Lawler Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera James Krause vs. Jamie Varner PRELIMINARY CARD Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno Chico Camus vs. Chris Holdsworth Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell