Former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson is set to take on Mark Bocek when the UFC makes their first trip to Toronto later this year. The fight will be a part of UFC 129, which takes place on April 30.
MMAJunkie reported the fight claiming sources close to the negotiations.
Henderson dropped his belt to Anthony Pettis in yet another exciting title fight at WEC 53. Prior to that, Henderson won the interim title over Donald Cerrone at WEC 43. He then unified the title when he defeated then-champion Jamie Varner. He currently holds a 12-2 record as a professional.
Bocek made his UFC debut against current champion Frankie Edgar back in 2007. The Toronto-native went 1-2 in his first three fights and looked to be on his way out of the promotion. However, since losing to Mac Danzig at UFC 83, he has gone 4-1. In his last fight, he defeated submission specialist Dustin Hazelett with a triangle choke.
Headlining UFC 129 is a welterweight title fight. Champion Georges St. Pierre will defend his belt against former Strikeforce and Elite XC champion Jake Shields.