UFC 145: Dana White Confirms That Jon Jones Will Fight Dan Henderson Next

UFC 145 took place on Saturday and is now in the books. Jon Jones successfully defended his Light Heavyweight Championship in the highly-anticipated main event by defeating former champion Rashad Evans.

The fight was a decisive one for Jones, who looked in control for much of the fight and won via unanimous decision. Evans looked overmatched, while Jones' conditioning, in particular, looked spectacular. His dominance and performance was slightly reminiscent of Anderson Silva, another seemingly unbeatable champion in the UFC.

As soon as the fight against Evans was final, the questions began to swirl about who Jones' next opponent would be. The only realistic contender to the title seemed to be Dan Henderson and UFC President Dana White confirmed at a post-UFC 145 press conference that Henderson would indeed be getting the title shot. Ariel Helwani tweeted out the information during the presser.

No word yet on when the fight would take place, but given the popularity of both Jones and Henderson, the match could end up being even more anticipated than Jones-Evans was.

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