UFC 139 Results: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Analysis, Reaction and Recap

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UFC 139 Results: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Analysis, Reaction and Recap
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua - Al Bello/Zuffa LLC

UFC 139 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.  The main event will feature a light heavyweight collision between former UFC and Pride champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson.

The two legends of the sport are looking to use one another as a stepping stone toward the division's championship, currently held by Jon Jones.  Jones gained the belt by defeating Rua at UFC 128 in March.  Henderson, meanwhile, makes his return to the Octagon following a stint with Strikeforce in which he captured their 205-pound title.

In the night's co-main event, another dominant figure of the Pride organization, Wanderlei Silva, will take on former Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le.  Silva is looking to bounce back from a knockout loss at UFC 132 in July, while Le makes his promotional debut.

Also on the card is a battle of former WEC champions who are both seeking revenge against current bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz.  Former featherweight champ Urijah Faber locks horns with the man who Cruz defeated to gain the belt, Brian Bowles.  The winner is slated for the next shot at the title.

The full UFC 139 fight card:

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (@ShogunRua) vs. Dan Henderson (@DanHendo)

Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) vs. Cung Le (@CungLe185)

Brian Bowles (@Brian_Bowles) vs. Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber)

Rick Story (@Rick_Story) vs. Martin Kampmann (@MartinKampmann)

 

Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (@Kingsbu)

Jason Brilz (@JasonBrilz) vs. Ryan Bader (@RyanBader)

Alex Soto (@sotomma) vs. Michael McDonald (@MaydayMcDonald)

Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) vs. Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC)

Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) vs. Gleison Tibau (@TibauATT)

Nick Pace (@NickPaceMMA) vs. Miguel Torres (@MiguelTorresMMA)

Seth Baczynski (@Sethbmma) vs. Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal)

Danny Castillo (@lastcall155) vs. Shamar Bailey (@ShamarBailey)


Check back often as Bleacher Report will have pre-fight, in-fight and post-fight coverage of UFC 139 right here.

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