The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) will make its debut in San Jose, California this Saturday November 19th. UFC 139 Shogun vs. Henderson is stacked with six former champions. MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans are excited as this fight card has several interesting match ups.
The main event at UFC 139 is Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs Dan "Hendo" Henderson. This match up featured two fighters that are extreme opposites stylistically in their stand up attack. Henderson chases fighters down with that right hand he swings like a sledge hammer while Rua uses a full arsenal of Muay Thai chingasos.
In the grappling game, Shogun and Henderson also bring different strengths to the table. Henderson is a tough wrestler who can use his Greco- Roman wrestling background to force you to the ground and then ground and pound. Shogun trains with top level BJJ guys and will use that to his advantage on the mat.
This fight is going to come down to who can better use their strengths, Henderson with his devastating right hand and wrestling, or Shogun with his full arsenal of Muay Thai and BJJ.
In the co-main event, the UFC is matching up Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le. Silva hasn't fared well in the UFC, only winning two of his six fights. He needs a big win, and his aggressive style might do him well in this fight. Le is a Sanshou champion and is 7-1 since his move to MMA, but the level of competition has been a bit questionable.
Both Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le are aging fighters with something to prove. It will be interesting to see what strategy they utilize to go after a victory in this fight. Will Silva fight more strategically? How will Le fare against an MMA legend? We'll get the answers Saturday!
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Here is the complete fight card for UFC 139 Shogun vs Henderson:
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Dan Henderson
Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le
Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
Martin Kampmann vs Rick Story
Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Spike TV Preliminary Bouts
Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz
Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto
Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau
Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace
Seth Baczynski vs. Matt Brown
Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo