It’s official now. During a recent radio (MMAWeekly.com radio) interview with current Strikeforce Middleweight champ, Jake Shields; Shields let it be known that the bout between himself and Henderson would take place in April. Shields seem to show much enthusiasm to take on the former Pride champ.
“I have a date and venue, but they told me to hold that back. Hopefully CBS. I think it’s CBS. There’s a slight possibility of Showtime because they’re still working it out. I don’t know the rest of the card or any of that yet. But me and Dan’s on, and I’m hoping it’s on CBS.
There was a few little things holding it back, but luckily everything’s been worked out and I’m just happy the fight’s happening and I want to go out there and put on an exciting fight.”
Shields is currently holding an impressive 24-4 record. Equally impressive, Dan “Hollywood” Henderson holds a 25-7 record. Henderson is coming off the big K.O of Michael Bisping in his last UFC bout. Shields is coming off the unanimous decision win over Jason Mayhem Miller.
It is speculated that this bout will be a co-main event to the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum fight.
We will keep you updated as details are released.