Report: Henderson/Cormier winner to receive title shot

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Earlier this week it was reported that a light heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier was being targeted for UFC 175. Tonight comes news that the bout will also have serious title implications:

If all goes according to plan, the next two UFC light heavyweight championship fights after the Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira bout are in place.

Alexander Gustafsson, of course, is expected to face the winner of the UFC 172 main event.

After Gustafsson, according to's Ariel Helwani, the winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson will be next in line. On Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, it was reported that the winner of the Cormier-Henderson fight, which is expected to go down at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, will face the winner of the Jones/Teixeira winner vs. Gustafsson bout.

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