Dan Henderson: Fight of the Century

Sunday, July 29, 2018

On the evening of November 19th, 2011, mixed martial arts fans around the world were treated to a fight that will never be forgotten.

When the two legends, Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua, were originally scheduled to fight one another in the main event of UFC 139 fans around the world were delighted.

It was Henderson's first fight back in the promotion after his stint as StrikeForce light-heavyweight champion where he showed nothing but dominance. In his most recent fight, he had even knocked out arguably the greatest heavyweight of all time in Fedor Emelianenko.

Dan Henderson: Fight of the Century

Shogun was also coming off of an impressive first round knockout win over Forrest Griffin at the time, avenging one of the most devastating losses from earlier in his career.

Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua are nothing short of being God's of War in the eyes of many hardcore mixed martial art fans and I think after you see the video below, you will understand why.

If you don't consider this the greatest fight of all time, what fight do you give that honor? Let us know in the comments below!

About Dan Henderson

Daniel Jeffery Henderson (born August 24, 1970) is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the last Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and was the last welterweight 183 lb and middleweight 205 lb champion of Pride Fighting Championships. He was the only mixed martial artist to concurrently hold two titles in two different weight classes in a major MMA promotion.

About “Shogun” Rua

Maurício Milani "Shogun" Rua (born November 25, 1981) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2002, Rua is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and was the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion. He is regarded as one of the greatest light-heavyweights in the sports history [Source: Wikipedia]