UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
|UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||March 23, 2014|
|Venue||Ginásio Nélio Dias|
The event was headlined by the anticipated rematch between mixed martial arts legends Maurício Rua and Dan Henderson. Henderson won their first encounter back in November 2011 at UFC 139 via unanimous decision in a bout lauded by many MMA pundits as the Fight of the Year for 2011 and one of the best bouts in the history of the UFC.
The co-main event featured a long-planned bout between Cezar Ferreira and C.B. Dollaway. The two were originally scheduled to meet on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. However, both Dollaway and Ferreira had been forced from the bout due to injury.
Diego Brandao was expected to face Will Chope at the event and both men weighed in successfully on March 22 for the fight. However, after the weigh ins, the bout was cancelled when documents were released that showed Chope assaulted and threatened his ex-wife, which led to jail time and a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Airforce.
UFN 38 saw an average of 936,000 viewers with a peak of 1.25 million during the main event.
|Main card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Light Heavyweight||Dan Henderson||def.||Maurício Rua||TKO (punches)||3||1:31|
|Middleweight||C.B. Dollaway||def.||Cezar Ferreira||KO (punches)||1||0:39|
|Lightweight||Leonardo Santos||vs.||Norman Parke||Draw (majority) (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)||3||5:00||[a]|
|Light Heavyweight||Fábio Maldonado||def.||Gian Villante||Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Michel Prazeres||def.||Mairbek Taisumov||Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)||3||5:00||[b]|
|Featherweight||Rony Jason||def.||Steven Siler||TKO (punches)||1||1:17|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Catchweight (190 lbs)||Thiago Santos||def.||Ronny Markes||TKO (body kick and punches)||1||0:53|
|Flyweight||Jussier Formiga||def.||Scott Jorgensen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||3:07|
|Welterweight||Kenny Robertson||def.||Thiago Perpétuo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||1:45|
|Light Heavyweight||Hans Stringer||def.||Francimar Barroso||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Featherweight||Godofredo Castro||def.||Noad Lahat||KO (flying knee)||1||2:39|
- Parke was deducted 1 point for grabbing Santos' shorts in round 2.
- Taisumov was deducted 2 points: one for an grabbing the cage in round 1 and another for grabbing the cage in round 2.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson
- Performance of the Night: Dan Henderson and Godofredo Castro
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