Dana White announced today at the UFC 161 open workouts that Hendricks and the UFC welterweight champion will be meeting at a to be determined event in November with Las Vegas being the probable destination.
Hendricks has been campaigning for the fight with St-Pierre since he became the number one contender when he defeated Martin Kampmann in 46 seconds at UFC 154 last November. St-Pierre on that same show defeated Carlos Condit in a unification bout by unanimous decision.
“Bigg Rigg” got denied his opportunity as St-Pierre decided he wanted his next title defense to be against arch nemesis, Nick Diaz. That bout took place at UFC 158 in March with the champion defeating Diaz by unanimous decision. Hendricks also fought on the same event defeating Condit by unanimous decision.
We will keep you up to date when everything is made official for this welterweight showdown.
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