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Dan Henderson-Lyoto Machida Scheduled For UFC 157

Dan Henderson and former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida appear to have a set date, as the two contenders will collide at UFC 157. The card takes place February 23 from Anaheim. The Brazilian news source Tatame reported the fight on Monday.

Initial reports had Henderson-Machida going down earlier in the month at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar. The card appears to have its main bouts, though, leaving the two 205-pound fighters for later in the month.

Henderson was set to meet Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title, but a training injury to his knee knocked him out. “Hendo” last fought in 2011, defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Machida stopped Ryan Bader this past August, and was promptly named the No. 1 contender in the division. However, he turned down a bout with Jones on short notice, and was informed he would need to compete again to secure a title shot.