UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision win over Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 145 last night (Sat., April 21, 2012) from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
And now we know, officially, who is next
victim opponent will be.
"Hendo" has been patiently waiting in the wings for his crack at the crown, having last competed at UFC 139 on Nov. 19, 2011. He defeated Mauricio Rua that night in one of the greatest fights in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, the very first five-round non-title main event to be contested inside the Octagon.
The win earned him the right to challenge for either the middleweight or light heavyweight title. He confessed his preference to go after Jones and now that Evans is out of the way and no other credible challenger even exists at present time, the path is clear.
Now the big question -- does Henderson have a legitimate chance at winning the fight?