Former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson (12-2) now has his first official UFC bout. The fight will be against Mark Bocek (9-3) in his home town of Toronto, Canada at UFC 129 on April 30. An event that has just been announced to be headlined by Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields for the UFC welterweight belt. Also confirmed, Randy Couture vs Lyoto Machida.
Henderson will be coming off a unanimous decision loss against Anthony Pettis as WEC 53 in Dec. ending a nine fight win-streak. Bocek turned in an impressive submission of a submission ace Dustin Hazlett at UFC 124 also in Dec. following a unanimous decision loss to Jim Miller in March.