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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

Report: “Shogun” Rua-Dan Henderson Rematch Set For March 23rd

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

By FCF Staff

In 20011, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua engaged in one of the best bouts the UFC light-heavyweight division has seen, and according to reports, the two are set to fight again.

The veteran fighters will reportedly battle on March 23rd, at a UFC Fight Night card in Natal, Brazil.

The match-up was reported first by the Brazilian outlet Tatame, and MMA Fighting.com has also confirmed the bout with sources. The UFC, however, has not made any official announcement.

Henderson (29-11) has lost three straight since he defeated Rua by unanimous decision, as the 43 year-old legend has dropped bouts to Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.

The former PRIDE champ, who recently entered free agency, has reportedly signed a new deal with the UFC.

Rua (22-8) is coming off a vicious, KO win over James Te Huna in December, after losing to Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen.

The 32 year-old fighter is 2-3 in his last 5 contests.


posted by FCF Staff @ 11:16 am
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