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Shogun vs. Henderson Rematch Set for UFC Fight Night 38

Shogun vs. Henderson Rematch Set for UFC Fight Night 38

UFC officials have confirmed a previously reported rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

UFC Fight Night 38 will take place March 23 from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. That date is a Sunday, a day later than most events put on by the promotion.

Henderson (29-11) will be trying to make it two in a row over Rua (22-8), a former UFC light heavyweight champion. Back in 2011, “Hendo” scored a decision victory over Rua in a bout many viewed as the “Fight of the Year.”

Since that time, though, Henderson has struggled. He suffered decision losses to Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida before being finished by Vitor Belfort – also in Brazil.

Rua recovered from back-to-back defeats at the hands of Chael Sonnen and Alexnader Gustafsson by stopping James Te Huna to close out 2013.

MMAFighting.com confirmed three new fights for the event, as Thiago Perpetuo faces Kenny Robertson, Norman Parke takes on Leonardo Santos and Gleison Tibau faces Mairbek Taisumov.

Below is the current fight card for the night:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1)

Light Heavyweight: Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Gian Villante

Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira

Featherweight: Rony Jason vs. Steven Siler

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Scott Jorgensen

Middleweight: Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Santos

Lightweight: William Patolino vs. Norman Parke

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Welterweight: Thiago Perpetuo vs. Kenny Robertson