Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson II set for UFC on FOX 19

A middleweight match-up between #4 ranked Lyoto Machida and #13 ranked Dan Henderson is set to take place in Florida on April 16.
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The fight was first reported by Brazilian outlet Combate. Lyoto Machida (22-7 MMA, 14-7 MMA) and Dan Henderson (31-14 MMA, 6-8 UFC) originally fought at UFC 157 in Anaheim; the pair were the co-main event of a card which was headlined by Ronda Rousey as she made her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche. Machida walked away with a decision victory that night. Since the last fight with Henderson, Machida has fought seven times, winning three and losing four. He came off that loss with a fight in Brazil where he lost an extremely controversial decision to Phil Davis before moving down to middleweight and stopping Mark Munoz in the first round with a head kick. Four months later in February of 2014, Machida fought Gegard Mousasi, and took home a dominant decision victory. He then fought for the middleweight title and lost a close decision to Chris Weidman. Rebounding from the loss, Machida faced CB Dolloway and picked up a stoppage in just 62-seconds. Machida, however, is now riding a two fight losing streak with TKO losses to now middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, and Yoel Romero, who recently failed a drug test. 'Hendo' has also fought seven times since his loss to Machida, accumulating a record of two wins and five losses. Henderson is way past his prime at 45-years-old and has been on a decline for some time now. Following his loss to 'The Dragon' Henderson lost a close split decision to Rashad Evans. On a two-fight skid, he went in to a fight with Vitor Belfort in need of a win, but instead, picked up his first knockout loss. 'Hendo' rebounded from that loss with a TKO Victory over 'Shogun' Rua. After that fight, he fought now Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and was beaten in every facet of the game before being submitted in the third round. Henderson then faced Gegard Mousasi and was again finished with strikes, for the second time in four fights. Rebounding from that loss, Henderson fought Tim Boetsch and picked up a first round TKO victory. Most recently, Henderson fought Vitor Belfort again, and was again stopped in the first round. UFC on FOX 19 is shaping up to be a superb cad here aer the other bouts announced so far: Rashad Evans vs. 'Shogun' Rua Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias. UFC on FOX 19 takes place live from Tampa, Florida on April 16 - the venue is yet to be announced.

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