UFC 139 Henderson vs. Rua: Who's on the Hot Seat

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UFC 139 Henderson vs. Rua: Who's on the Hot Seat

We are back for the fourth straight week with The Hot Seat. Beginning with UFC 137, covering UFC 138 in England, before moving on to the historic UFC on Fox event that took place last Saturday, the UFC ends a dramatic run of events with UFC 139, which will take place in San Jose on Saturday night.

The main event pits two former Pride stalwarts against each other as former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua battles former pride welterweight and middleweight champion and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson.

Obviously this is a matchup that would have been more exciting when the two were fighting in Japan, but it still holds a lot of significance nonetheless. The drawbacks are Rua's knees, which have gone through multiple surgeries over the past few years, and Henderson's age. Although at 41, Henderson still packs as much dynamite in that right hand of his as he ever has.

The co-main event will see another former Pride champion in Wanderlei Silva battle former Strikeforce middleweight champion and Sanhou standout Cung Le. This will be Le's first fight inside the Octagon and while he has never fought anyone quite like Silva, his fight are always exciting.

Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles will face off to determine who will lose to current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz again. Bowles lost the WEC version of the title to Cruz back in March of 2010 when he couldn't continue after the second round, due to a broken hand. Faber just lost an exciting unanimous decision to Cruz at UFC 132. That fight was the main event of the card and didn't disappoint, but it was evident that Cruz was clearly the better fighter.

The rest of the card has its ups and downs, there aren't many fighters who are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, but a couple of them are very interesting. Let us look and see who may be collecting an unemployment check in the very near future.

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