The UFC’s Melbourne show is on, and the big fight has been confirmed for Saturday.UFC president Dana White was on The MMA Hour last week to discuss the fight, and he revealed that McGregor will fight Henderson in the main event.
“Henderson vs. Henderson is going to be on the card, and it’s going to air live on UFC on Fox 22,” White said.
“This is one of the biggest fights of the year, and I think Henderson is a great guy to watch and one of those guys that you want to watch, because he’s really, really talented.”
White also mentioned that McGregor is one the top contenders in the welterweight division.
“I think McGregor is the No. 1 contender, because I think he’s going in there and he’s a really talented guy,” he said.
“The thing that he brings to this fight is that he’s been through so much that he can fight anybody, but also because he has a lot of experience and because he is a former world champion.
He’s got the experience.
He knows how to win.”UFC welterweights have yet to be announced, but White says the card is a fight that could potentially feature two of the UFC’s top prospects.”
This is a big, big fight for the welters, and this is one that could have a lot going for it,” he explained.
“I think this is a guy that could definitely win this fight.”UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will face Anthony Pettis in a main event bout on Saturday night, and White is hopeful that he will step in to fight Pettis.
“If we have a big fight, it would be like if Anthony PettIS is at the UFC,” White explained.
“It would be a big opportunity for Chris to step in and get the win.
We don’t have that opportunity here, so I’m really looking forward to that fight.”
Pettis was the main attraction at UFC on Fuel TV 6, but he will not be making his debut on Saturday.
White has said that Weidmans title defense against Henderson will not take place on Saturday, but the UFC is still planning for it.
“We have a fighter on the cards, and that fight will be on Fox, and we’re still in the process of getting it ready, and then we’ll go from there,” White continued.
“It’s a big event, so it’s hard to tell right now, but if it’s a good fight, we’re looking forward.
We’ve been planning for this fight, so we’ll be ready for it.”
The UFC will stream the event on its website.