Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson Set for March

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matthughes23
11/18/07 7:35:38AM
Courtesy of MMAJunkie.com:

Light heavyweight Dan Henderson will move down to 185 pounds to challenge UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (20-4 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in March.

The announcement was made during the post-event press conference for UFC 78, which took place Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The championship bout will likely take place at UFC 82. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, UFC 82 will take place March 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.



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mrsmiley
11/18/07 9:29:07AM
Well that will be awesome.This will be a very close one to call,but I do believe Henderson well produce a whole different set of problems for Anderson Silva than his past oppenents have since winning the title.If Silva could drop Henderson,I would be suprised.I think Dan could negate Silva's clinch game fairly well and pound him into submission.I also believe Dans standup is without a doubt,solid enough to stop the "Spider". Andersons biggest advantage in this fight will be speed,and maybe to some extent,power.



That's awesome news though.Can't wait to see that fight.
gspgnp
11/18/07 10:04:56AM
Good on ya Dan! I think everyone wants to see this fight!

I know I pay for every PPV but I will definitely not miss this one!

I have to add, Dangerous Dan Henderson WILL be the unified MD weight champ after a 3 R TKO via devastation!
Twenty20Dollars
11/18/07 10:38:22AM
I think it's mainly because there is no clear contender for the title in middleweight and they dont want anderson to wait forever to get a contender.
DCRage
11/18/07 10:55:39AM
Not really, this is probably as good a time as any to unify the MW Titles (or in this case the UFC MW and PRIDE WW Titles). Nobody's really beating Sulva now unless they bring in/back an outsider like Lindland or Filho.
low-blow
11/18/07 11:29:10AM

Posted by DCRage

Not really, this is probably as good a time as any to unify the MW Titles (or in this case the UFC MW and PRIDE WW Titles). Nobody's really beating Sulva now unless they bring in/back an outsider like Lindland or Filho.



I totally agree i thought for sure they would be bringing filho in soon to fight Silva but this news is great, I know Dan can bang but I think his best chance will be if he uses his wrestling.
postman
11/18/07 11:31:49AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I think it's mainly because there is no clear contender for the title in middleweight and they dont want anderson to wait forever to get a contender.


Naaa it is the best fight the UFC put together right now. I is also one that everyone is wanting to see.
rabbit915
11/18/07 11:43:53AM
Im excited to see if Silva can handle a guy with more power than him. If he wins this one decisively he jumps straight to the top of my Pound for Pound rankings.
fullfighting
11/18/07 11:48:35AM
Oh, hell yeah!
silverbullet
11/18/07 12:30:47PM
Is it going to be a tough cut for Hendo? He's no small 205
grappler0000
11/18/07 12:52:37PM

Posted by silverbullet

Is it going to be a tough cut for Hendo? He's no small 205



Although it's never pleasant, I don't see it being to big of an issue, seeing how he's done it plenty of times before...plus he comes from a wrestling background, so he has it down to a science.
tuvok500
11/18/07 1:29:08PM
Great news !!

finally we will see if Silva can beat a top wrestler !!

in a 5 rd fight i think Silva's chance are very good !!



juanez13
11/18/07 1:41:03PM
great fight...will defenately be a war
loller90278
11/18/07 4:38:27PM
hendo by GNP.
KYGUY07
11/18/07 4:43:08PM
silva will win
xAcidburNx
11/18/07 5:00:56PM
OMG. i thought this wasnt gonna happen because dan didnt wanna cut that far down anymore. this iss a fight ive been waiting for since the PRIDE buy out. GO HENDO!!!
Shawn17
11/18/07 11:29:03PM
i think ur wrong. hendo is exactly the type of fighter that can beat anderson silva. lutter had no problems taking silva down, hendo will take him down at will and ground and pound him. standing hendo has knockout power in his right hand to go along with the fact that nobody has ever knocked him out. the knockout king vs. the man that has never been knocked out!
Bemin
11/18/07 11:34:34PM
Huge news and could easily be fight of the year. Can't wait for this one, I'm giddy just thinking about it.
Aether
11/19/07 1:34:47AM

Posted by silverbullet

Is it going to be a tough cut for Hendo? He's no small 205



He actually is a really small LHW, he had to put on weight to reach 204 for his last fight and he usually fights at around 190-195 when he fights at LHW. The cut should be no problem at all.
MMAFightClothes
11/19/07 2:21:38AM
Aether's right, the cut won't be an issue at all for Dan. I'm looking forward to this fight more than I am the Liddell/Silva fight. Go Dan!
k_lup07
11/20/07 4:46:49PM
im a def a spider fan but im taking hendo. haha maybe anderson wins by submission
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