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Dan Henderson to Return at UFC 88

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MMA Weekly reports that Dan Henderson‘s next Octagon appearance will be a middleweight bout against Rousimar Palhares at UFC 88 (September 6th, Atlanta). Palhares (8-1) is the Brazilian Top Team rising star who pwned Ivan Salaverry so hardcore during his Octagon debut at UFC 84 that Salaverry retired from fighting. Henderson is coming off of back-to-back title fight losses, to Quinton Jackson at UFC 75 and Anderson Silva at UFC 82. Palhares has serious potential, to be sure, but his relative lack of experience puts him at a great disadvantage against one of the most accomplished fighters in the world. Still, if Palhares can pull off an upset, he’ll put himself in the mix for a middleweight title shot.

In other UFC fight-booking news…

Joe Lauzon has agreed to fight Kyle Bradley at UFC Fight Night 15 (September 17th; Omaha, Nebraska). Bradley, a Team Voodoo product and veteran of various regional leagues, made his Octagon debut as a welterweight at UFC 81, where he was destroyed by Chris Lytle in 33 seconds. He’ll now be fighting at his natural weight of 155.

Rory Markham, a Bettendorf-based IFL standout who most recently submitted Jay Ellis at Adrenaline 1 on June 14th, will be making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 14 (July 19th, Las Vegas). His opponent will be Brodie Farber, a former Rage in the Cage middleweight champion who’s won his last six fights in the MMA Xtreme organization.

— Thomasz Drwal, the Polish light-heavyweight whose 13-fight win streak was snapped by Thiago Silva at UFC 75, will make his second Octagon appearance at UFC 87 (August 9th, Minneapolis) against 5-0 IFL veteran Andre Gusmao. Drwal was slated to fight David Heath in February, but was forced to pull out of the bout with a knee injury.

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Chris- June 25, 2008 at 8:43 pm
Hendo is so intense i think that if he had a rematch with Silva and/or Jackson he would be able to do it. He has way more than enough power to destroy n e one,he knocked out Wanderlei Silva, The guy who took like no less than 12 direct shots on the chin from chuck and didnt go down. whats that say about Danny's right hand. In my opinion hendo could be the best fighter on the planet
Hendo is a Loser says- June 24, 2008 at 11:55 pm
Numb nuts above me meant to say a good fight for Henderson would be Phil Baroni, or somebody equally concerned with winning.
gracies suck ass- June 24, 2008 at 7:29 pm
hendo would fuck up anyone at 185 he had silva on the ropes till he slowed down and silva clamped on that body triangle, hendo by decapitation doesn't matter who he fights. And, if you think hendo is washed up like the sphincter polisher above me, well, that just proves how completely fucking stupid you are. Have a nice day with your helmet on you god damn retard.
Ryan- June 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm
"Henderson isn't washed up"

Ken Shamrock
guy who's right- June 24, 2008 at 5:10 pm
HENDO RULES! He's gonna clean out the division and assrape silva in a rematch, war hendo
Perennial- June 24, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Never liked Henderson, but, I really hope he will break some bones on that newbie.