Henderson will face the middleweight champion in the main event of tonight’s event, which will go down in Manchester, England. It will mark the second time the two have fought, as back in 2009, Henderson brutally KO’d the British star.
Recently the 46 year-old “Hendo” appeared on “UFC Tonight“, and the decorated fighter had this to say about his strategy (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I never count on a knock out. I always want it, but I’m not going out headhunting. I’m looking to win each round and make sure I control the fight. I want to beat him up the whole fight and win each round along the way.”
Henderson has said he plans to retire after tonight’s bout, win or lose. Will the storied fighter actually hang up the gloves? If he’s carrying the 185 title? Well, during the aforementioned interview, the American stated this:
“It would take a lot for me to come out of retirement and keep going. I’m very comfortable with my decision to have this be my last fight.”
It’s going to be fascinating to see what goes down. No question. If you’re wondering, the betting lines have Bisping as a sizeable favorite in the -230 to -250 range.