After the announcement of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for UFC 161, one could only hope for another stellar light heavyweight encounter. Now we have one. Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will take on former PRIDE Middleweight and Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion Dan Henderson. The event takes place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15, 2013.
Both fighters are coming off recent losses: Henderson lost most recently to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157 and Rashad Evans dropped a decision to Lil Nog at 156 after a previous loss to UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones.