The highly-anticipated Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson bout on January 24 in Stockholm, Sweden will see an equally intriguing co-main event, as Dan Henderson moves back to the middleweight division to face off with Gegard Mousasi in a clash of former Strikeforce champions.
The matchup, which will take place at the Tele2 Arena, was verbally agreed to on Wednesday. The event will be broadcast live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with Prelims starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1.
One of mixed martial arts' most revered figures, Dan "Hendo" Henderson has been at the elite level of the sport since his debut in 1997, winning two PRIDE belts and one Strikeforce title along the way. Owner of victories over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Fedor Emelianenko, Michael Bisping, Rich Franklin, Vitor Belfort, and Wanderlei Silva, just to name a few, the 44-year-old former Olympian will return to the middleweight division for the first time since 2010 on January 24 to face Mousasi.
Unbeaten in Europe for nearly a decade, the Netherlands' Gegard Mousasi is eager to fight in front of his loyal fanbase once again, and doing it against a legend like "Hendo" makes it even better for the talented 29-year-old. A former Strikeforce champion who has battled and beat the best for years, including Mark Hunt, Babalu Sobral, Jacare Souza and Ovince Saint Preux, Mousasi has picked up post-fight bonuses in two of his last three UFC bouts, and he's hungry for more this January.
Tickets for the UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. JOHNSON event will be available to the general public on Friday, Nov. 28 via AXS.com/UFC.
All bouts are subject to final approval from the Swedish MMA Federation. All bouts live and subject to change.