As much as it likely pains Dan Henderson to say, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion believes Rashad Evans will defeat Phil Davis this weekend at UFC on FOX 2. If Evans does, and avoids any serious injuries, that means he – not Henderson – will receive the next shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
“Rashad should win,” said Henderson, in a recent interview with Tatame.com. “Rashad has better hands and they’re both good wrestlers. I think it’s gonna come down to conditioning, I think. Who’s in better shape (will decide the winner).”
As for the Chael Sonnen-Michael Bisping bout, which will determine a No. 1 contender to Anderson Silva, Henderson says, “Yeah, I don’t see Bisping even having a chance.”
Henderson defeated Bisping in his last UFC fight before leaving for Strikeforce, knocking the Brit out following a stint as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter.”