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Shogun Rua Faces the Returning Dan Henderson at UFC 139

Written on September 20, 2011 by Lulu

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Dan Henderson will face each other for the upcoming UFC 139 on November 19.

Maurico “Shogun” Rua and Dan Hernderson have verbally agreed to face each other at the upcoming on November 19, 2011. Sources confirmed the said bout, which will serve as the return of in the Octagon after defeating Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce. The vs Dan Henderson match is expected to be the new main event for UFC 139, which saw its prior main event between and moved to November 12’s UFC on Fox fight card.

The return of Dan Henderson to UFC will signal the start of his third tenure in the promotion after spending some time in Strikeforce, where he won the light heavyweight crown last March. He remains a viable competitor even at his age for both middleweight and light heavyweight division, and will look to hold the same status in his return to the Las Vegas-based organization.

On the other hand, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is coming off a win over Forrest Griffin in a rematch at UFC 134 — where he knocked out the TUF season 1 winner. He has seen mixed results during his time in the UFC with career stats of 4-3. The fight with Dan Henderson will show that the road back to the title for Shogun Rua will not be easy for him. However, it ensures him a great match.

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