UFC 151: Johnson vs. Henderson is really a cancelled mixed martial arts event marketed through the UFC. It had been scheduled for September 1, 2012 in the Mandalay Bay Occasions Center in Vegas, Nevada and ended up being to be headlined with a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout, between champion Jon Johnson and former two-time PRIDE and Strike force champion Dan Henderson.
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, as he heard the event would need to be scrapped after light heavyweight champion Jon Johnson rejected to manage Chael Sonnen on just eight days notice, offered up his services.
Per month 5 taken off his latest combat Chael Sonnen, Silva hadn’t experienced preparation for any fight and therefore could be unlikely to securely make middleweight. He apparently offered, via manager erectile dysfunction Soares, to consider an easy heavyweight bout at UFC 151 if this means saving the big event.
Regrettably, the sale arrived a tad too late, because the UFC had already drawn the plug on UFC 151.
The Silva bout, had Whitened recognized the champ’s offer, will not have been against Johnson.
With Dan Henderson hurt along with a deal for any new fight for Johnson at UFC 151 not able to become struck, Whitened introduced that Johnson could be gone to live in UFC 152 on Sept. 22 in Toronto, where he'd rematch Lyoto Machida.
Regrettably, Machida later rejected that bout leading Whitened and UFC Boss Lorenzo Fertitta to provide a phone call to former 205-pound champion Vitor Belfort, who immediately decided to fight Johnson.
Belfort have been fighting at middleweight and was scheduled to manage Alan Belcher at UFC 153 in Rio in October, but didn’t hesitate in coming back to 205 pounds along with a shot in the UFC light heavyweight belt he accustomed to own.
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On August 24, 2012, UFC introduced that former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort will challenge Jon Johnson at UFC 152.