UFC 100 was the biggest UFC pay-per-view of all-time. It set records for the organization that still haven’t been broken to this day. Next summer, the UFC is going to hit their 200th pay-per-view show, and they want to break the record that was set in July of 2009 by UFC 100, and, one of the fights that took place on the UFC 100 card could end up taking place at UFC 200.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the UFC is strongly considering having Dan Henderson take on Michael Bisping at UFC 200 in July of next year. In their first fight, Henderson brutally knocked out Bisping in the second round.
The other two big fights that took place on the UFC 100 card — Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir and Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves — can’t take place, nor can the winning participants compete because both Brock Lesnar and Georges St. Pierre are retired. There’s a chance that St. Pierre could make his return to the UFC before then, but, back in March, Lesnar officially closed the door on a return to the UFC, and signed a three-year extension with WWE.
Henderson vs. Bisping would be good throwback to the original biggest UFC show of all-time, but, there’s a chance that Dan Henderson won’t make it to that show. Henderson, 44, has two wins and seven losses since his return to the UFC in 2011, and there are a lot of UFC fans that would like to see him retire. Back in January, Henderson was knocked out in just over a minute by Gegard Mousasi, and next month, Henderson returns to the octagon to take on Tim Boetsch, and there’s a good chance that if Henderson loses, the UFC will cut him from the roster.
On the other hand, Michael Bisping looked very good in his last fight, as he defeated CB Dollaway via unanimous decision. Bisping is possibly the greatest UFC fighter to never get a UFC title shot, and he is determined to get back into title contention. As of right now, Michael Bisping is ranked as the ninth best middleweight in the UFC, and Dan Henderson is currently unranked.
As previously mentioned, the UFC wants to make UFC 200 the biggest UFC pay-per-view of all-time, and if Dan Henderson is able to stay in the UFC until next July, there’s a strong possibility that the UFC will book a rematch between Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping.
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