UFN 48 added another bout to its’ card when the 4th ranked 170 pounder, Tyron Woodley (13-3) tries to stifle the “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1).
Kim was set to face 6th ranked, Hector Lombard, but after Lombard withdrew, Woodley was inserted into what is looking like a Co-Main event. The Stun Gun has won 4 in a row and is inching ever closer to the already muttled welterweight title picture. Tagged in the picture is Rory Macdonald and the winner of Matt Brown vs Robbie Lawler. In Kim’s last outing he received performance of the night honors by knocking out John Hatheway with a highlight reel spinning back elbow in the 3rd round of their TUF Finale; China Main Event.
Woodley was knocking on the door of the number 1 contender’s spot until Rory Macdonald emphatically slammed it in his face by way of a dominant unanimous decision at UFC 174. Prior to that bout, Tyron had defeated former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit via TKO in the 2nd round at UFC 171.
Former Strikeforce and Pride Champion, Dan Henderson (30-12) will make a return to the 185 pound division after going 2-4 at Light Heavyweight and dropping his last contest to Daniel Cormier via rear naked choke in the 3rd round of UFC 173. Dan won the Pride Middleweight Title in 2007 by defeating Wanderlei Silva via vicious KO in the 3rd round of their Pride 33 bout. Henderson has defeated notable UFC Middleweights and former champions, Rich Franklin and Vitor Belfort, and who could forget when he dropped British loudmouth, Micheal Bisping at UFC 100 resembling Americans dropping tea into the Boston Harbor?