Dan Henderson may already have his next fight lined up after his UFC on Fox 19 bout was scratched, as Sherdog.com reports that he’ll take on Hector Lombard at UFC 199 in June.
Henderson was supposed to fight Lyoto Machida on Saturday’s card in Tampa, but Machida was pulled after declaring use of a substance on the banned list when USADA showed up for an out of competition test.
The 45-year-old Henderson is entering his 46th professional fight, having lost three of his last four fights, most recently suffering a second first round loss to Vitor Belfort in November.
The former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion will now try to bounce back against the former Bellator Middleweight Champion, coming back up in weight after 2-1 run with one no contest at welterweight. The no contest was due to a failed drug test, while he lost by third round TKO to Neil Magny in his most recent fight.
UFC 199 hits Inglewood, Calif., on June 4, headlined by the Middleweight Title rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman.
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