- 29-8 MMA / 6-2 UFC Record
- 4 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Wanderlei Silva, Fedor Emilianenko, Maurico ‘Shogun’ Rua
- 18-3 MMA / 10-3 UFC Record
- Won 2 out Last 3 Fights
- Notable Wins: Rashad Evans, Maurico ‘Shogun’ Rua, Ryan Bader
February 2nd, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Dan Henderson earned a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title on the heels of a four-fight win streak, but eventually pulled out of his scheduled fight with Jon Jones due to a MCL tear. Most recently, Henderson defeated Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua via unanimous decision in what is considered the best fight of 2011.
Lyoto Machida turned down a rematch against Jon Jones at UFC 152, due to the short time to be able to prepare for such a tall task. He was given the chance to regain his title after dismantling Ryan Bader with a highlight reel second round knockout at UFC on FOX 4.