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“UFC 139: Shogun Vs. Henderson” Results

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Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo

The first bout of the evening takes place at a catchweight of 158lbs., as a result of Bailey’s inability to make the lightweight limit.

Round 1: Castillo throws a kick and slips, but recovers quickly and takes Bailey down when he rushes in to capitalize. Bailey isn’t held down long though, he fights to his feet. Castillo keeping him grated against the fence, he lifts Bailey high and dumps him to the mat. Bailey gets up, but Castillo picks him up over his shoulder again, this time with more emphasis and away from the cage. Castillo riding top position, in half guard. Two minutes to go and Bailey is just holding on. Castillo makes space and puts some hands on Bailey. Castillo working ground and pound while trying to improve position. Castillo is starting to wail on Bailey, then takes mount. Bailey escapes, but Castillo is still on top of him, pounding away. Bailey is warned that the stoppage is coming and when he turns over the ref waves it off.

Danny Castillo defeated Shamar Bailey via TKO (strikes) at 4:52 of round 1

Castillo says he felt disrespected at the weigh-ins, calling Bailey unprofessional for missing weight.

Matt Brown vs. Seth Baczynski

Round 1: No glove touch between these two welterweights. Brown gets tagged by a right hand counter as he tries to slip in behind a pair of jabs. Baczynski closes the gap and presses Brown into the fence, Brown defends the takedown and fires off a knee. Brown landing some good knees to the breadbasket and Baczynski answers with an elbow. Baczynski launches a volley but Brown avoids it. Baczynski is all over him though and dumps him to the canvas. Brown sweeps beautifully after a bit, but Baczynski stays active and gets to his feet quickly. Brown goes well to the body and Baczynski returns with a good left. Brown grabs the plum on the fence and gets in a few knees. Thirty to go and it sounded like Baczynski landed a knee to the cup. Brown briefly grabs the plum again and gets off a few knees. They separate and Brown moves forward with some punches. Baczynski grabs a standing guillotine and throws a few knees before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Brown lands a nice leg kick and then answers Baczynski’s takedown attempt with one of his own. Baczynski grabs the guillotine on the way down, it’s very tight. Brown struggles to hang in there for what seems like forever, but Baczynski cranks on it longer than he can hold out and Brown is forced to tap.

Seth Baczynski defeated Matt Brown via submission (guillotine) at :42 of round 2

Baczynski is very happy with his win over Brown, whom he describes as a “super gnarly dude.” He expected it to be a much uglier fight.

Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace

Round 1: Torres looks to come out aggressive, Pace pecks him with a jab to keep him honest. Torres wings out a one-two that misses. Both men cautious, testing their range. Torres cracks Pace with a right hook. Torres with a combo punctuated by a hard leg kick. Good right straight for Torres, followed by some nice defensive head movement. Pace with a good lunging knee that backs Torres into the cage. He gets in another one before dropping for the takedown. Torres defending, but Pace is still leaning into him. Torres looks to threaten with the guillotine, but Pace avoids. Torres goes for the kimura, rolling Pace to the mat, but Pace rolls with it and they both get to their feet. Torres trying to end the round strong, lands a strong right straight. Head kick to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Torres

Round 2: Torres keeping his strikes coming at Pace, mixing his kicks and punches together well. Torres working his range well, keeping clear of most of Pace’s counter attempts. He barely misses on a head kick. Pace hits a nicely timed takedown and Torres starts throwing elbows as soon as he hits the mat. Pace passes to side control, but Torres escapes and presses Pace into the fence, looking for the takedown. Pace defending well, but eats a hard knee to the body. Torres scoring from the clinch, landing short punches and nice knees. Pace working a headlock, but Torres avoids and stomps Pace’s feet for good measure. Torres getting in some good knees to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Torres

Round 3: Torres getting in and out without taking damage, keeping Pace guessing with good head movement and feints. Pace is loading up on his counters, but can’t touch Torres yet. They briefly clinch and Pace gets in a knee, but otherwise it’s all Torres, showing slick timing on his kicks and punches both. Pace closes the distance but Torres turns him into the cage and starts in with the knees again. Pace fights free from the cage, but not after taking some damage. Torres gets Pace grated against the fence again, where he goes back to work, landing strikes repeatedly. Thirty seconds to go and they separate, Torres rushes in with a torrent of punches. Torres with a one-two and a side kick. He throws a cartwheel kick at the bell that misses.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Torres

Miguel Torres defeated Nick Pace via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Torres said he had to be careful of Pace, since he had nothing to lose. Gives him credit for being durable and absorbing some hard shots.

Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Round 1: Both men standing Southpaw, dos Anjos working the outside while Tibau holds the center and stalks. Nice three-piece lands for dos Anjos. Tibau lands a powerful takedown, and dos Anjos almost bucks him off using the butterfly guard, but Tibau held top position. Dos Anjos gets to his feet and goes for a takedown of his own, but is denied. They dig in and trade from the pocket, both men landing. Dos Anjos moves in behind some punches and hits a big takedown. Tibau gets to his feet with ease and shoves dos Anjos off of him. Tibau lands some solid shots with about thirty to go. Dos Anjos lands a nice uppercut and transitions well to a takedown, but Tibau defends and turns dos Anjos into the fence.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tibau

Round 2: They touch gloves to start it, but the action is halted quickly to cut some hanging tape from Tibau’s glove. Dos Anjos cracks Tibau with a right hand. Evenly-contested fight so far this round, with neither man taking a clear edge. Dos Anjos avoids the takedown. Dos Anjos shoots for a takedown of his own, but Tibau displays very nice takedown defense in avoiding it. They fight for position against the fence and dos Anjos misses an elbow on the break. Tibau lands a hard right that puts dos Anjos on his heels. Tibau pours it on a bleeding and reeling dos Anjos, absolutely battering him on the fence, but dos Anjos keeps to his feet and conscious somehow, retaining his wits well enough to fire back before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tibau

Round 3: Dos Anjos gets in a good punch to start off the round, he looks to have recovered well from Tibau’s second-round assault. Dos Anjos getting in some leg kicks, but the striking has gone back to being mostly even, both men landing sporadically. Tibau hits a strong double leg with a little over two minutes to go. Dos Anjos gets to his feet without taking any damage and goes for the takedown himself. Tibau defends and goes for one of his own, which dos Anjos defends and reverses. Dos Anjos working very hard to complete the takedown, but Tibau is keeping to his feet with thirty seconds to go. They separate and exchange, dos Anjos going wild and missing. Tibau lands a hard left before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Gleison Tibau defeated Rafael dos Anjos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman

Weidman hits the walkway to the strains of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. Solid. Tom Lawlor struts to the cage working an exercise band with a sweatband on his head to “Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton John.

Round 1: They touch gloves and get after it, Lawlor landing a nice one-two. Weidman throws a kick to the body that Lawlor blocks. Lawlor overextends on a punch and Weidman takes him down. Weidman slaps on the D’arce choke and cranks it, Lawlor won’t tap and goes to sleep.

In a nice moment of sportsmanship, Weidman tries to help wake Lawlor up. Filthy gets up no worse for the wear after a few moments.

Chris Weidman defeated Tom Lawlor via submission (D’arce choke) at 2:07 of round 1

Michael McDonald vs. Alex Soto

Round 1: They touch gloves and start in quickly. Soto looks amped up, but he’s eating some crisp shots by McDonald. Soto’s aggressiveness costs him, as McDonald drops him with a big right hand counter on a leg kick. Soto manages to recover and get to his feet, but McDonald is all over him. McDonald buckles Soto again with an uppercut against the cage, leaving him shrimp-backed against the fence with a few follow-up shots.

Michael McDonald defeated Alex Soto via knockout at :56 of round 1

Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz

Round 1: Bader quick with a jab. Bader gets in a nice right uppercut as well. A minute in and no takedown attempts by either standout grappler. Bader looks to be holding the edge in the standup, with Brilz unable to land just about anything. Bader charges forward and lands a right hand behind the ear, planting Brilz face-first on the mat and ending the fight, no follow-up strikes necessary.

Ryan Bader defeated Jason Brilz via knockout (punch) at 1:17 of round 1

“I’ve been working hard,” says Bader. “Losing sucks, I’m glad to get this win here.”


Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury

True to form, Kingsbu walks out to “Everybody’s Workin’ For the Weekend” by Lover Boy. Bonnar emotional on his way to the cage.

Round 1: Bonnar looking aggressive early, but Kingsbury adjusts well and lands some solid counters. Kingsbury presses Bonnar into the cage, landing knees to the thigh. Bonnar breaks free. Both men land right hands, Bonnar connecting more flush. Bonnar lands low with a kick and they take a brief pause. They clinch and both men get in shots, elbows and knees. Bonnar gets pressed into the fence, but he makes space and reverses, getting in some knees. Bonnar goes for a trip and misses, leaving himself open for an assault of punches by Kingsbury. Bonnar turns and fires right back, putting Kingsbury on his heels. They clinch. Bonnar still very aggressive, chasing Kingsbury down and looking to put him on the mat; he does it and passes to side control immediately. Kingsbury trying to escape, but Bonnar takes mount. Ten seconds left and Kingsbury turns, letting Bonnar end the round teeing off on him from his back.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bonnar

Round 2: Kingsbury trying to take back the momentum, throwing a more varied assault. Bonnar takes Kingsbury’s back standing during an exchange; Bonnar hits the single when Kingsbu defends and almost takes his back, but settles into half guard. Bonnar passes to side control, then north-south. To side control on the other side, landing ground and pound all the while. Stephan Bonnar is schooling Kyle Kingsbury on the ground right now, holding side control with two minutes left. Bonnar’s looking to set up a submission, or maybe the mounted crucifix, but Kingsbury is defending well. Bonnar’s going for the guillotine, trying to complete it in mount, but Kingsbury fights out of it. Bonnar ends the round landing punches from top position.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Bonnar

Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round, with Bonnar working the outside now. Bonnar catches a kick and uses it to take Kingsbury down. Kingsbury pops to his feet, but Bonnar hangs on to him and drags him back down. Bonnar is looking to mount right away but gets caught in half guard. Bonnar passes to side control and then north-south with just over three minutes to go. The crowd boos as the fight looks to be slipping away from hometown favorite Kingsbury; he’s doing enough to survive, but not nearly enough to win. Bonnar is looking to set up the mounted crucifix, but Kingsbury is defending. Bonnar landing short punches and controlling position. Over a minute left, Bonnar is completely dominant but doesn’t appear eager to find the finish. Kingsbury thwarting any of Bonnar’s attempts to finish, which include a choke or kimura. Bonnar ends the round landing punches on a downed Kingsbury.

Bonnar mouths, “I’m sorry” to the booing crowd.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bonnar

Stephan Bonnar defeated Kyle Kingsbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-27)

“I’m not used to fans booing during my fights, it’s hard to get wins in here.” Bonnar says he needed to get the win.

Bonnar also mans up and apologizes to Josh Koscheck over the whole t-shirt likeness fiasco from awhile back, classy stuff. Also says, “I still love you, Andrea.” This guy is awesome.

Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story

Round 1: They come out fast, no glove touch. Story landing hard right away, digging in from the pocket and putting Kampmann on his heels. Kampmann may have gotten hurt in one of those exchanges, he gets on his bike. Story tries for the takedown, but is denied. Story takes a couple of deep breaths, both men bleeding from their right eyebrows. Story hits Kampmann with a good right hook, then goes to the body hard. They’ve settled into a striking bout, neither man taking an edge at this point. Kampmann is starting to keep Story on the end of his punches now though, keeping clear of his hard counters. Kampmann stuffs a takedown and they trade left hands. Story lands a pair from the clinch and fails on another takedown. Story goes to the body again with hard lefts.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Story

Round 2: They dig in right away and settle back into an evenly-contested striking bout. Story landing to the body with power, but Kampmann is finding a home for his right straight and it might be taking Story’s spirit here. Kampmann has landed his right hand repeatedly and he just shook his hand out, which could be a bad sign. Story pushes forward and connects to the body, but Kampmann gets out of the way. Kampmann is taking the edge now, as Story is letting him work the outside. Kampmann gets the clinch and hits a trip. Kampmann is looking for an arm triangle with just over a minute and a half to go. Story sees it coming, but Kampmann is trying to force it anyway. Kampmann can’t extricate himself from half guard, but he’s wearing Story out going for it. Story holds on to Kampmann until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann

Round 3: Story comes out hard, landing mean to the body, but an Kampmann defends his takedown attempt and frees himself from the cage. Kampmann going for the takedown now; he gets it, but Story pops back up. Kampmann is trying to take his back standing, but he can’t. Kampmann grabs the clinch, but Story rips into his body. Kampmann gets denied on a takedown and then gets taken down himself. Kampmann pops up almost immediately. Kampmann lands a nice right and two hard knees from the clinch before going for the trip. Kampmann presses Story into the cage, trying to take his back standing. The crowd is growing restless and the ref tells them to advance position. Kampmann lands a suplex, but Story gets to his feet quickly. They clinch, Kampmann hitting a nice trip. Story gets to his feet immediately and then takes Kampmann down, with Kampmann getting up right away. Kampmann takes Story down against the cage and lands a few punches, prompting Story to give up his back. Kampmann going for the rear naked choke with ten seconds left now. Story survives, but Kampmann ended strong.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann

Martin Kampmann defeated Rick Story via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles

West Virginia boy Brian Bowles walks out to “The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash. The crowd goes wild when Faber’s standard choice, Tupac’s “California Love,” hits the speakers.

Round 1: They touch gloves and get started, Faber taking the center and looking to work the body. Faber with a good lead right uppercut and a leg kick to follow. Bowles with a right hand counter. Faber lands well on the counter himself, putting together several punches. Faber taking the edge striking early, landing some hard right hands – especially uppercuts. Faber goes hard to the body, then head. Faber is really digging in and landing some hard shots on Bowles. Bowles is having a hard time finding his mark, while Faber is able to land frequently with power. Faber tries to land the trip, but only knocks Bowles off balance. Bowles lands a good knee. Faber dumps Bowles to the mat expertly and avoids the subsequent guillotine easily. Faber is controlling from the top, he eats an up-kick but cracks Bowles right back with a big right hand. Solid round for Faber.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Faber

Round 2: They touch gloves again, but start more cautiously. They press forward alternately. Faber lands a hard right uppercut that stuns Bowles and a follow-up knee that sends him to the mat. Faber is all over him, landing punches and knees to the body. Bowles is hanging on and Faber is looking for the guillotine. Faber lands a big elbow, then slaps on the guillotine again, this time forcing the tap.

Urijah Faber defeated Brian Bowles via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:27 of round 2

“Dominick, you can run but you can’t hide homeboy.” Faber gives Bowles credit for being a warrior, but says he was confident he could finish the fight wherever it went.

Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le

Cung Le enters the arena to “Run This Town” by Jay-Z and Rihanna, surprisingly to boos. Silva walks out to his usual, “Sandstorm” by Darude.

Round 1: Le comes out strong, throwing kicks and backing Silva up. Silva might have caught Le with a right hook as he pressed forward, but The Axe Murderer is taking his time and fighting patient. Le lands a spinning backfist that gave Silva pause. Le cracks Silva with another spinning backfist, this one drops him. Silva is hanging in there and Le is staying patient, throwing kicks from the outside. The action has slowed, Le stalking Silva down. Silva gets in and lands a few punches close. Le lands a 360 wheel kick to the chest, but Silva caught him with a good right hand counter. Le with a side kick. Le continually trying to land with a spinning back kick-back fist combo. Le is bleeding from the right eye. Silva starts in with some kicks, throwing it back with a head kick. Silva has Le hurt and he’s walking him down with hard punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Silva

Round 2: Wanderlei slips after ringing a hard right hand. They reset and Le lands a front leg side kick with his right leg. He tries a spinning back kick but Silva gets out of the way. Silva with a body kick. Le cracks Silva with a right. Le with an axe kick. Silva hanging in there, lands a pair of counter hooks. Silva avoids a wheel kick and another spinning back fist. Silva nails Le with a right hook. The action has slowed, with Le possibly losing steam. Silva fires off a flurry of punches. A minute to go and Le throws a leg kick that’s checked. Silva rushes forward with a volley of punches, dropping Le with a right hook. Le is keeping to his feet somehow, even after Silva starts in with vintage-form knees. Silva lands a head kick in the exchange. Silva is all over Le, beating him down with knees and punches. Le drops for the takedown after eating a hard knee. Silva lands some hammerfists and the ref unfortunately calls it a little early, though it did look unlikely that Le would recover.

Wanderlei Silva defeated Cung Le via knockout (strikes) at 4:49 of round 2


Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Dan Henderson

Josh Rosenthal will be the third man in the cage for the main event of the night.

Round 1: They touch gloves and set up in the middle, both men showing the other respect. It’s a measured start, but Hendo cracks Rua early with a right hand. Shogun takes Henderson down, but Hendo gets right back and cranks on him with a mean guillotine. Shogun survives and fights to his feet, where Hendo wails on him with punches. They separate and Shogun, bleeding, continues to take abuse from Henderson. Henderson avoids the takedown attempt by Shogun and gets double underhooks, dumping Rua to the mat effortlessly and walking away. Henderson still showing Rua respect on the feet, taking his time. Shogun moves in again and tries for the takedown, but no dice. He manages to land a good right on the break though. Henderson fires off a straight right with bad intentions. Rua cracks Henderson behind the head with a right hand that buckles his knees. Henderson drops for the takedown and then wallops Rua when he gets back to his feet. Rua looking for the uppercut. Henderson lands a right. Rua pushing forward and putting Henderson on his heels. Both men get in good knees. Shogun leans on Henderson against the cage until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 2: Shogun sticks a jab to start things off. Henderson ducks a punch and tries for a takedown, but it’s denied. Rua presses Hendo into the cage and works some short knees. Rua lands a good elbow on the break and Hnederson lands a hard right. Henderson cracks Rua with a hard right and follows up with a good uppercut. Henderson is landing with bone=shattering power, but Shogun is hanging tough and countering. Rua finds his way off the cage and comes back at Henderson, landing some nice punches himself. Rua pushes forward with a volley of punches but doesn’t land. He presses Henderson into the cage, but Henderson reverses him and starts to dig in with vicious punches. Henderson leaning on Rua against the fence, to the dismay of the crowd. The ref warns them to work. The ref restarts them, Shogun a bloody mess. Shogun with a nice right that starts off a slug-out between the two.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Rosenthal calls, “Last round!” To which Henderson holds up three fingers and says, “Three more.”

Round 3: They get into it right away, both men digging in and swinging hard. Rua gets in some nice kicks on Hendo as he backs him into the fence with hard punches. Hendo eats a solid punch himself and may be bleeding from the left eye. Hendo gets the takedown briefly. Henderson drops Rua with a brutal right hand and pours it on afterward, hammering Shogun. Shogun is doing his best to survive the onslaught. Shogun recovers and goes for a leg, stalling Hendo’s assault. Henderson gets to his feet and so does Shogun, throwing punches. Both men are tired and beaten. Rua is leaning against Henderson on the fence, bleeding something awful. They rest, with Hendo’s back on the fence and Rua looking for the takedown. Henderson batters Shogun with elbows but opens himself up for the takedown, where Shogun gets in a series of left hands before Henderson gets to his feet. Shogun lands a few good shots on the break.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Henderson shook out his right hand after the bell sounded. Shogun’s face is a wreck, especially his left eye.

Round 4: Rua shoots for the takedown immediately, briefly getting Hendo down. They scramble and Rua lands some punches, but Henderson sets up the crucifix and then takes Rua’s back. Henderson threatens with the choke but Rua rolls into it and avoids. Henderson hits a power double and lands in side control. Henderson is working from half guard, trying to sink a one armed guillotine. Shogun survives and recovers full guard. Henderson backs out of guard and lands some brutal right hands standing. Rua gets to his feet, falls down and gets up again. Rua has the heart of a lion, he lands an uppercut. Henderson is worn out and looks to have hurt his right hand. Henderson is standing right in front of Rua, letting him land a hard uppercut that hurts him. Henderson is reeling, he tries for the takedown, but doesn’t complete it. Henderson is standing with his hands at his waist and his mouth wide open, with Rua landing punches at will. Shogun gets the takedown and lands in full mount, throwing punches. Rua takes his back and puts on the choke, but Henderson turns into it and ends the round in guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 5: Henderson lunges in and Shogun hits the trip, landing in side control. Rua lands a knee to the body. Rua takes full mount and starts to rain down punches, someone’s mouthpiece goes flying. Henderson gets control of his posture briefly, but Rua pops back up and lands shots. Henderson recovers half guard. Rua takes mount again and Henderson scrambles, giving up his back. Shogun is looking for the rear naked choke, but Henderson is defending. Hendo gets half guard back but Rua takes mount again with just under two minutes to go. Rua landing more punches from the top, with Hendo just trying to survive. Rua takes mount again, but Henderson controls his posture. A minute left, Shogun postures up and tries to pour everything he has left into finishing Henderson. Hendo recovers half guard. Rua takes mount again. Twenty seconds left. Ten seconds left and Rua postures up, they scramble before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Rua

Oh wow, that’s a Fight of the Year candidate right there. Epic battle. The two warriors are rightly met with

Dan Henderson defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

“That guy can take an effing punch. I hit him hard, thought I could finish him the first two, three rounds.” Henderson admits that this could’ve been the toughest fight of his career, calls Shogun a champion and warrior with great heart.

Shogun says he trained hard and he’ll be back better next time. “Congratulations Dan Henderson.”

Wow. That was easily one of the best fights ever. That’s it for us folks, thanks for checking out FightLine’s coverage of UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson.