Henderson outlasts Shogun

2011 ufc 139 results and recap dan henderson mauricio rua

SAN JOSE, CA (TheSpread) – Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson had a five-round class in the main event of UFC 139, but it was Henderson that was declared the victory on Saturday night.

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In the first non-title fight to go a full five rounds since the UFC instituted a new policy, Henderson won a unanimous decision over Rua, with all three judges scoring the fight 48-47 in favor of the former Strikeforce champion. Henderson started big, nearly finishing Rua in each of the first two rounds. As the third round started, Henderson began to tire and Rua began to turn up the heat. In the fourth round, Rua nearly finished Henderson late and in the fifth, Rua spent the entire round on top of Henderson, but judges felt Henderson had done enough to win the fight.

According to oddsmakers, Henderson had a money line of +115 to win the fight, meaning a $100 wager on Henderson will pay out an additional $115.

In the co-main event, middleweight Wanderlei Silva pulled off an upset as well, defeating Cung Le by second round TKO. Silva took a beating in the early going, eating a number of kicks and punches, but he survived the early storm and then turned up the pressure on Le, eventually catching with a hook and a series of knees that led to the stoppage. Silva had odds of +130 to win the fight, meaning a $100 wager on Silva will pay out an additional $130.

For complete results from the main card of UFC 139, see below.

UFC 139 Main Card Results

Dan Henderson (+115) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by unanimous decision

Wanderlei Silva (+130) def. Cung Le via TKO in the second round (4:49)

Urijah Faber (-220) def. Brian Bowles via second round submission (1:27)

Martin Kampmann (+110) def. Rick Story by split decision

Stephan Bonner (+110) def. Kyle Kingsbury by unanimous decision

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