Dan Henderson will get a new dance partner.
Less than 24 hours after he was removed from his UFC on Fox 19 match with Lyoto Machida after the Brazilian was flagged for alleged use of a banned substance, Henderson will take on Hector Lombard in a middleweight bout at UFC 199, Sherdog.com has learned from sources close to the negotiations. The event goes down June 4 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Henderson (31-14), is in need of a win following the worst stretch of his career. The 45-year-old knockout artist is just 2-6 in his last eight bouts, and has been stopped inside the distance in four of those contests.
Lombard, 34-5, last saw action in a controversial clash with Neil Magny on March 19. Lombard sustained a prolonged beating before the action was eventually stopped by referee Steve Perceval early in the third stanza. Many fans and pundits felt the duel should have been stopped at earlier points in the exchange.