August 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Shogun Rua during UFC on FOX at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson II set for March event in Brazil


If you are a mixed martial arts fan, it is time to get excited. According to Tatame.com, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has his next fight set and it is one that fans have been waiting to see. Shogun is reportedly set to face off against Dan Henderson in a five-round fight that will serve as the main event of an upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Brazil.

The event is expected to take place on March 23 in Natal, Brazil at the Ginasio Nelio Dias.

Shogun and Henderson previously faced off in an epic war in the main event of UFC 139 back in 2011, with Henderson earning the decision victory.

Only one fight has been officially announced for the UFC Fight Night card in Brazil and that was another light heavyweight battle between Gian Villante and Fabio Maldonado. A flyweight match up between Scott Jorgensen and Jussier Formiga is also expected to take place on the card.

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