UFC on FOX: Why Silva vs. Henderson II Should Happen and Be at Light Heavyweight

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UFC on FOX: Why Silva vs. Henderson II Should Happen and Be at Light Heavyweight

As part of its monumental signing of a seven-year broadcast deal with FOX, the UFC recently announced that the inaugural UFC on FOX event will be held on Saturday, November 12.

While the worldwide leader in MMA always does it big, it is safe to assume that Dana White wants to leave a lasting impression with his first foray into the broadcast market (not to mention the fact that the event will be going up against Pacquiao vs. Marquez).

In an effort to maximize the promotional value of the two-fight televised card, Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has stated that he would like to see a UFC 82 rematch between current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson.

Henderson is currently without a scheduled fight in the future while Silva will defend his title this Saturday at UFC 134 against Yushin Okami.

Assuming that Silva (-600) gets by Okami this weekend, the question becomes what his next move should be. Has Silva cleaned out the division? Should he take a superfight with Georges St-Pierre? Should he make the full-time move up to Light Heavyweight? All things considered, is a second fight with Dan Henderson the best option?

Also, while Dana White has repeatedly called Henderson a 185er fighting at 205, would a rematch between the two champions would be better off happening at Light Heavyweight?

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