The battle between Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua at UFC 139 is an all-time classic, featuring both men on the brink of being finished but refusing to give in and continuing on until the final bell. It was bloody, it was brutal, and it was beautiful. With each icon seemingly coming to the end of his career in the next few years, giving loyal fans one more chance to see them mix it up would be a real treat and the decision was so close the first time around it even makes sense from an outsiders’ standpoint.
There are some major rematches coming up inside the Octagon over the remaining months in 2013 including Cain Velasquez-Junior dos Santos, Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate, and Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman. Last week also saw news surface stating B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar would be facing off for a third time, albeit at 145 pounds rather than lightweight like their previous pairings. Rematches are big business in MMA, and though some cases involve tilts that aren’t really necessary, there are plenty of possibilities out there worth considering when it comes to past opponents facing off again. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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