Their second bout was unlikely to live up to the first, but it still turned out to be pretty awesome. Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson went to war again in Natal in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event and it was Henderson that emerged victorious via his patented H-Bomb. Check out the video highlights above, and/or read my play-by-play for the last two rounds below.
Round 2 - Jab from Shogun, and a right hook. Leg kick from Shogun. Big shot behind the ear from Shogun. Hendo with some knees in the clinch. Both men land, Shogun finishes with a kick to the body. Henderson missed badly with a takedown attempt. Huge uppercut drops Hendo! Shogun jumped into his guard but Hendo locked him down with no more damage. They stayed there for a while, until referee Herb Dean stood them up with 40 seconds to go. Shogun with some jabs and a body kick. 10-9 Shogun.
Round 3 - Hendo missed with the H-Bomb. Hendo charged in an connected with a right. Shogun with a few jabs. Then a monster right hook sent Shogun flying! What a huge shot! He jumped him and landed another huge shot on the ground. A few hammerfists were borderline to the back of the head, but he landed a few to the side of the head and it was enough for Dean to stop the fight. WOW. Shogun's nose is sideways!
Dan Henderson defeats Shogun Rua by TKO (strikes), 1:31 of round 3