Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, is undefeated thus far in his professional career, earning notable victories over Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Frank Mir and Roy Nelson. He made the successful transition down to light heavyweight in his most recent appearance, a one-round rout over Patrick Cummins at UFC 170.
Henderson, meanwhile, looks for a quick turnaround after snapping his three-fight losing streak in late-March. The 43-year-old was nearly finished by Mauricio Rua twice at UFC Fight Night 38, yet still managed to weather the storm and seize a third-round knockout victory.
UFC 173 will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. An updated fight card can be seen below.