Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua vs. Dan Henderson: Twitter Reacts to Main Event

Nathan McCarterFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2014

June 15, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; light heavyweight  Dan Henderson during the fight against Rashad Evans (not pictured) during UFC 161 at the MTS Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
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UFC Fight Night 38 featured the rematch of one of the best MMA fights of all time. Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua met in Natal, Brazil, for another scrap.

Henderson moves to 2-0 in the series with a third-round TKO, but it didn't come easy.

Twitter was alive for the fight on a Sunday night. Here is a look at how the Twitterverse perceived the amazing fight.




Round 1

Shogun works the leg kicks early. Henderson loads up on his right hand, but he can't find a home for it. Henderson hits Shogun hard with a left, but Shogun nearly finishes Henderson with strikes of his own. Henderson dropped, and Shogun was all over him. He barely survived the first five minutes.


Round 2

Shogun goes back to leg kicks, and he is landing more punches early on as well. Henderson still recovering from the end of the first. Shogun plasters Henderson with an uppercut, but he can't finish. Henderson sticks him in his guard. Herb Dean stands them up, but the round closes shortly after.


Round 3

A scramble occurs off a Henderson takedown attempt, and he clips Shogun in the process. Shogun is hurt badly. A follow-up punch destroys Shogun. Hammerfists follow until Dean stops the fight at 1:31 of the round.



It is tough to see where either man goes after this fight. The division has its fill of contenders, and the aging stars are nowhere near that level right now. Time will tell, but a third fight does make plenty of sense.