UFC: Hendo vs Jones set on Sept. 1


Posted at May 11 2012 07:22 PM | Updated as of May 13 2012 01:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The light heavyweight battle between Jon “Bones” Jones and mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Dan Henderson will be held on September 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White made the announcement through his Twitter account.

“John Jones vs Dan Henderson for Jones UFC LHW title on Sept 1st in Las Vegas!!!!” he said.

White earlier confirmed that Henderson is the new No. 1 contender for Jones’ UFC light heavyweight title.

Jones successfully defended his title in UFC 145 by beating former champion Rashad Evans via a unanimous decision.

Henderson, former Pride and Srikeforce champion, is riding a four-fight winning streak.