UFC Fight Night 38: Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua Video Highlights

43-year-old MMA legend and former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson put on quite a show for the fans at Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil, last night when he came from behind to knock out Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with an emphatic third round right hook.

Rua was largely dominating the fight up until that point, controlling the pace with his low kicks and badly wobbling Henderson in the first round. “Shogun” also dropped “Hendo” with a big uppercut in the second, but couldn’t do much against the former Olympic wrestler on the ground.

But in the third, “Hendo” showed why he is never out of any fight when he still has his vaunted “H-bomb,” blasting Rua flush to break his nose and swarm for the finish. “Hendo” was on the brink of four top losses, something that usually spells doom for any UFC fighter.

Now, a whole host of exciting possibilities potentially await the iron-chinned slugger. Check out the fight video highlights of FOX Sports above.


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    March 23, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I'm a little surprised Herb Dean didn't stop the fight in the first round. It looked like Dan stiffened up a couple of times. What a great come back though !!

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    Mike Drahota

    March 24, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Yeah, I thought he was out too. I'm a fan, I just thought he was finished. Especially after the quick stoppages Dean has been known for lately.

    I guess he takes into account how much damage each fighter can take, but still. Anyway, great fight from both warriors, disheartening to see Shogun still not able to win two in a row but he'll always delivering some of the most entertaining bouts ever seen in the Octagon (or elsewhere).

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