Anderson Silva has not stepped in the cage to defend his title against Yushin Okami yet and already Zuffa is plotting his next opponent. Should “The Spider,” escape UFC 133 unscathed, history may repeat itself as UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta verifies with Tatame.
“We don’t have a main event set yet, we’ll find out probably after this Saturday, these fights in Rio, then we’ll set a main event. But it’ll be something big. It’ll be a big fight. I would love to do (Silva vs. Henderson). Anderson just needs a win.”
Should the match align, the two would meet in Anaheim, CA on November 12. The fight would be the second time the two fought as Anderson Silva defeated Henderson in his second title defense back in 2008 via rear naked choke in round two.
Since their bout, Dan Henderson has defeated six top opponents by viscous KO/TKO finishes including Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, Rafael Cavalcante and former top pound-for-pound Fedor Emelianenko.
Silva however has an even longer resume since their battle, with seven new victories, not including if he defeats Yushin Okami Saturday.
Does Henderson seem to be a worthy adversary for Silva once again should the stars align for there rematch?