A rematch of epic proportions headlines UFC Fight Night 38 as Shogun Rua once again meets Dan Henderson. The first fight was a classic with both men on the verge of being finished multiple times. In the end, Dan Henderson ultimately took a unanimous decision victory. Take a look below for play-by-play and results to the rematch.
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Light-Heavyweight Bout: Shogun Rua (22-8) vs. Dan Henderson (29-11)
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves to start the bout. Leg kick from Shogun is countered by a right hand from Henderson. Inside leg kick from Henderson. Hard leg kick from Shogun. Henderson pushes forward and misses with a right hand. Body kick from Shogun. The fighters exchange and Henderson exits with an uppercut. Jab then leg kick combination from Henderson. Leg kick from Shogun. Henderson shoots for a takedown but Shogun quickly moves away form the attempt. Right hand counter from Henderson after a Shogun leg kick. Strong jab from Shogun lands. Henderson charges forward but Shogun moves aside and pushes Henderson against the cage. Henderson gets his back against the cage. Henderson rocks Shogun with a left! Shogun counters and drops Henderson! Henderson appears to go limp but recovers. The round ends with Shogun in mount. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Shogun.
Round 2: Jab from Shogun starts round two. Overhand right from Shogun. It seems like Henderson hasn’t fully recovered from nearly being knocked out. Overhand right from Shogun puts Henderson on wobbly legs but he responds with a right hand. Shogun shoots for a takedown against the cage. Shogun gives up on the takedown and returns to the center of the cage. The fighters exchange with Henderson landing an overhand right and body kick from Shogun. Takedown attempt by Henderson is pushed aside by Shogun. Brief attempt at a standing arm triangle from Henderson fails. Huge uppercut from Shogun drops Henderson! Shogun jumps into Henderson’s guard and is quickly tied up by the American. Small amount of work being done causes referee Herb Dean to stand the fighters up. Jab from Shogun. The round ends with the fighters throwing light strikes. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Shogun (20-18 Shogun).
Round 3: Big right hand from Henderson misses. Jabs from Shogun landing. Henderson pushes forward and lands a right hand. Henderson lands a huge H-Bomb that puts Shogun down! A few more punches and it’s over. Henderson saved his career with that one.
Official Decision: Dan Henderson def. Shogun Rua via TKO (punches) at 1:31 of round three.
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