Heath Herring vs. Brazilian Junior dos Santos is in the works for UFC 97 according to a report on The Sports Rage radio show. The report should be viewed as rumor only especially in light of the fact that dos Santos is already scheduled to face Stefan Struve at UFC 95.
According to the report however, both men have verbally agreed to the fight though official bout agreements have yet to be signed.
Herring is coming off of a loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 87, but gave a tough showing going the distance with the mammoth UFC heavyweight champion.
If the report is accurate he’ll face dos Santos, a team Nogueira product who displayed a wealth of ability in ending Fabricio Werdum’s UFC run in emphatic fashion via 1st round KO.