The fight is yet to be signed, sources said Monday, but there are still undisclosed items being ironed out in discussions. UFC President Dana White also wrote on Twitter that a deal for the fight “is not done.”
Should the fight be signed, Cormier (14-0) will come into UFC 175 on the heels of his successful light heavyweight debut last month over Patrick Cummins. The former heavyweight dismantled Cummins in the first round at UFC 170, gathering his third win the UFC since winning the Strikeforce HeavyweightGrand Prix.
Henderson (30-11) fought just over a week ago, finishing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event at UFC Fight Night 39. The win over Rua stopped a three-fight losing streak for Henderson, giving him his first victory since 2011, which, coincidentally, also came against Shogun.
A report last week said that the organization was working to match Cormier with Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante on the UFC 175 card, but gears shifted to Henderson over the weekend, sources said.
UFC 175 will take place July 5 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.