UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2

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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
UFN 38 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)
VenueGinásio Nélio Dias
CityNatal, Brazil
Event chronology
UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 (also known as UFC Fight Night 38) was a mixed martial arts event held on March 23, 2014, at the Ginásio Nélio Dias in Natal, Brazil.[2]


The event was headlined by the anticipated rematch between mixed martial arts legends Maurício Rua and Dan Henderson.[2] 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.[3][4]

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.[5] However, both Dollaway[6] and Ferreira[7] had been forced from the bout due to injury.

Gleison Tibau was expected to face Mairbek Taisumov at the event. However, Tibau pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Michel Prazeres.[8]

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. Air Force


Ronny Markes missed the Middleweight limit of 186 lb. for his bout with Thiago Santos. As a result, he was fined 20% of his purse and the bout was changed to a catchweight of 190 lb.[10]

UFN 38 saw an average of 936,000 viewers with a peak of 1.25 million during the main event.[11]


Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Dan Henderson def. Maurício Rua TKO (punches) 3 3:27
Middleweight C.B. Dollaway def. Cezar Ferreira TKO (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 lb) 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 Pepey def. Noad Lahat KO (flying knee) 1 2:39
  1. ^ Parke was docked 1 point for grabbing Santos' shorts in round 2.
  2. ^ Taisumov was docked 2 points: one for an illegal head kick in round 1 and another for grabbing the cage in round 2.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson
  • Performance of the Night: Dan Henderson and Godofredo Pepey

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2014-03-23). "UFC Fight Night 38 draws reported 6,828 attendance". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. ^ a b Staff. "'UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson' official for March 23 in Natal, Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  3. ^ "UFC all-timer: Henderson wins 25-minute classic against Rua at UFC 139". yahoo.com. November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Dana White on UFC 139: Henderson vs. Rua one of best fights ever". latimes.com. November 19, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  5. ^ Staff (2013-03-04). "Roger Gracie e Cezar Mutante reforçam card do UFC em Jaraguá (Brazilian Portuguese)". portaldovaletudo.com.br. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  6. ^ "Chris Camozzi in for injured C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira at UFC on FX 8". mmajunkie.com. April 1, 2013.
  7. ^ "Chris Camozzi vs. Rafael Natal slated for UFC on FX 8 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  8. ^ Staff. "Gleison Tibau out, Mairbek Taisumov gets new UFC Fight Night 38 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  9. ^ "UPDATE: Will Chope-Diego Brandao fight canceled after Chope abuse report goes public". msn.foxsports.com. March 23, 2014.
  10. ^ Staff (2014-03-22). "UFC Fight Night 38 weigh-in results". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  11. ^ Dave Walsh (March 25, 2014). "UFC Scores Solid Ratings For Sunday's UFC Fight Night". mmanuts.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  13. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-03-23). "UFC Fight Night 38 bonuses: Henderson wins $100,000, Rua, Pepey earn $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23.