Henderson To Face Palhares At UFC 88

                  Dan HendersonRousimar Palhares

Slowly but surely UFC 88 is taking shape as more opponents are being lined up for the event, which will take place on September 6 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA; according to Ken Pishna of MMAWeekly.com, Dan Henderson is signed to face Brazilian Top Team fighter Rousimar Palhares in a 185-pound divisional bout; although Henderson has said in the past that he would prefer to fight at light heavyweight, this bout will keep Henderson at middleweight – for now.  Henderson has lost his last two fights – to Anderson Silva at UFC 82 in Columbus, OH earlier this year and to Quinton Jackson in September of last year.

Palhares is a rising star in MMA, making his octagon debut in impressive fashion by defeating Ivan Salaverry last month at UFC 84 – improving his record to 8-1(6 of the wins by submission); below are the scheduled bouts to take place at UFC 88: 

  • Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
  • Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares
  • James Lee vs. Tim Boetsch 
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