Due to undisclosed reasons, Daniel Cormier (14-0) will not make his 205 pound encore in the UFC against the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijao.”
Instead he will be pitted against the man that knocked Rafeal and took his title in the Strikeforce promotion.
Dan Henderson (30-11) will take on the Lafayette native and fellow standout wrestler Cormier at UFC 175 following Dan’s 3 round war and TKO finish of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua which halted a 3 fight skid for the heavy handed hendo.
Or will he?
Since the bout isn’t official yet there has been some deliberation that instead of Cormier facing the 2005 Pride Grand Prix Champion, Henderson, he may go to war with Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner, Ryan Bader (16-4).
Bader is 8-4 in the UFC but is looking for a bit of consistency after going 2-2 in his last four contests. Bader is also a superb wrestler taking all american honors twice at his college days at Arizona State.
UFC 175 is to take place at the Mandalay Bay events center in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is closer to Bader’s hometown in Reno but not that far from Dan’s residence in California.
As of now multiple sources have The Cormier vs Hendo bout announced, but the only finalized fights on the card are: Uriah Hal taking on Thiago Santos and Chris Weidman defending his Middleweight Title against Lyoto Machida.
Check back with SciFighting for the official announcement of whom Cormier will face and with any developments on this fight card and more.