Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 kicks off at approximately 4:35 p.m. ET / 1:35 p.m. PT. The start time was pushed back slightly after the main preliminary bout between Diego Brandao and Will Chope was cancelled.
Main Card Bouts (on FOX Sports 1):
Dan Henderson def. Mauricio Shogun Rua by TKO (Strikes) at 1:31, R3
Henderson hurt Rua with a left hand in the final minute of the opening round. Rua retreated and fired back, clipping Henderson with a combination that sent Henderson to the canvas. Rua followed Henderson to the ground, but was unable to finish. Rua delivered leg kicks to Henderson’s lead leg throughout the fight. He landed a lead uppercut that dropped Henderson midway through the second frame, but again was unable to finish. Henderson caught Rua with a hut right hand in the third round that knocked Rua down. He followed Rua to the canvas and finished with a series of hammer fists.
CB Dollaway def. Cezar Ferreira by TKO (Strikes) at 0:39, R1
Dollaway landed a counter right-left combination that dropped Ferreira during an early exchange. He followed up with a series of strikes on the ground until the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
Leonardo Santos vs. Norman Parke scored a Majority Draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Santos controlled the opening round with his reach. Parke was deducted a point in the second round for blatantly grabbing Santos’ shorts while working for a takedown. Santos did little in the final round and the fight was ruled a Majority Draw.
Fabio Maldonado def. Gian Villante by Unan Dec (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Villante looked like he was going to run away with the fight after dominating the first round, but Maldonado recovered in the second round and then pummeled Villante with punches, wearing him out and winning a unanimous decision.
Michel Prazeres def. Mairbek Taisumov by Unan Dec (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Prazeres dominated Taisumov primarily with body-lock takedowns throughout. That coupled with Taisumov losing points for penalties easily put the unanimous decision in Prazeres’ favor.
Rony Jason def. Steven Siler by TKO (Punch) at 1:17, R1
Jason rocked Siler early with a punch and then dropped him with a follow-up. It looked Siler was recovering and starting to defend, but the referee had already jumped in and committed to stopping the fight.
Preliminary Bouts (on UFC FOX Sports 1):
Thiago Santos def. Ronny Markes by TKO (Strikes) at 0:53, R1
Santos was not pleased that Markes missed weight by four pounds on Saturday and took his frustrations out on him on Sunday. Santos rocked Markes with a kick to the body and then finished him off with a flurry of punches.
Jussier Formiga def. Scott Jorgensen by Sub (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:07, R1
Formiga got a much needed victory at the expense of Jorgensen. Formiga quickly got the fight to the mat, where he dominated, taking Jorgensen’s back and submitting him. The loss put Jorgensen on a three-fight skid, including going 0-2 at flyweight.
Kenny Robertson def. Thiago Perpetuo by Sub (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:45, R1
Robertson wasted no time taking the fight to Perpetuo, landing a head kick, and then finishing with a rear naked choke.
Hans Stringer def. Francimar Barroso by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Following a back-and-forth, close fight, Stringer earned a victory in his UFC debut, doing enough to get the nod from two of the judges.
Preliminary Bouts (on UFC Fight Pass):
Godofredo Pepey def. Noad Lahat by KO (Knee) at 2:39, R1
Brutal knockout puts Pepey immediately in the running for a Performance of the Night bonus.