UFC 139 Results: What We Learned from Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent INovember 20, 2011

MONTREAL- MAY 8: Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua (L) looks at Lyoto Machida in their light heavyweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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Dan Henderson made his return to the UFC Saturday on the UFC 139 fight card against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and boy was it an awesome return to the UFC at that.

This fight was awe-inspiring from start to finish, with Henderson winning rounds early on and Shogun pulling out the last two rounds.

In the end, though, Henderson was victorious and is back in the UFC in epic form.


What We'll Remember About This Fight

How epic this fight was. Not only is it "Fight of the Year" worthy, it is "Fight of the Decade" worthy.


What We Learned About Shogun Rua

That even gassed he has a lot to offer in five rounds. Shogun fought a tough battle and even took down Henderson five out of seven times. Keep in my mind Henderson is a former Olympic wrestler.

Shogun looked really good in a fight that could have went either way.


What We Learned About Dan Henderson

That at his age he still has a lot left in the tank and can hang with anybody. Not to mention his chin is made of some sort of alien alloy that gives Superman the ability to deflect bullets.


What's Next For Shogun Rua?

Shogun will probably face a top-10 light heavyweight, and that could possibly be Rashad Evans if he is healthy.


What's Next For Dan Henderson?

For Hendo? Can't figure it out. He could get a shot at Silva or he could jump to the top of the line for a shot at Jon Jones.


Be sure to stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all things UFC 139. B/R is your home for complete coverage of the November 19 fight card, from pre-fight predictions to in-fight coverageresults and post-fight analysis.

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