It’s the dream fight fans have demanded for years, and at UFC 139, it becomes a reality as two of the best light heavyweights of this era, former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former two division PRIDE champion Dan Henderson finally meet in the Octagon in what should be a war for the ages. Plus, middleweight gunslingers Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le square off in an explosive striking battle, and two of the bantamweight division’s finest, Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles, fight it out for a shot at the 135-pound crown.
Despite garnering international acclaim for the ground games, Brazilians Rafael dos Anjos and Gleison Tibau may have made their biggest impression in the Octagon with their fists. Now, both will test the other’s will on the feet and on the mat.
A longtime member of the pound-for-pound list, former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres wants to make an example out of Staten Island, New York’s Nick Pace as he makes his way back to the top.
It’s hard to describe the intensity welterweights Seth Baczynski and Matt Brown bring to the Octagon, but you’ll know it the moment you see it, so you can expect that these fighters will leave no stone unturned in their quest for victory.
With Danny Castillo and Shamar Bailey both possessing wrestling backgrounds, a willingness to stand and trade and the chin to back it up, the meeting between these two lightweights has all the makings of a fight to remember.