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UFC 139 5 Round Non Title Main Event Between Dan Henderson And “Shogun” Rua

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http://bjpenn.com/news/2011/09/27/ufc-139-official-with-5-round-non-title-main-event-between-dan-henderson-and-shogun-rua-5312.html


Looks to be a a 5-rounder between these too,

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Post #1   9/28/11 10:26:50AM   

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Almost forgot about the new 5-rounders.

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Post #2   9/28/11 11:06:00AM   

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May just go 5 rounds
Still can't believe these two never fought in pride

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Nice, love it. It's not like it's gonna go five rounds but there's always the chance...and this fight is going to be awesome

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this fight is gonna be off the hook, and it seems like hendos just getting better with age-(randy couture syndrome), should be an awesome fight, especially with the 5 round stipulations now for main events, but hendos stand up is pretty one dimensional compared to shoguns varied attack, but then again, hendos got a much better chin than shogun, so id give the advantage to hendo cuz he can take shogun down, but i think hell stand with him

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I don't like the idea of the 5 round non title fight, with 7 champions they should be able to put a title on every ppv

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Posted by The_Casualty

I don't like the idea of the 5 round non title fight, with 7 champions they should be able to put a title on every ppv



No 1 contender fights should be 5-rounders as well as any badass match-ups

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This fight is going to be great.
What's the height difference between these two? I'm thinking Shogun is a lot taller but I could be completly wrong about that.
Tough one to call as well. I'm slightly leaning towards Hendo to grind out a decision but honestly I don't think anyone can make a bad call for this fight.
My only gripe with Shogun is (and I understand injuries have a big part to play into this with Shogun) that their seems to be a lack of consistancy in his fights almost simuliar to Belfort. You never know which Shogun is going into the cage.

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Posted by armbar66j7

this fight is gonna be off the hook, and it seems like hendos just getting better with age-(randy couture syndrome), should be an awesome fight, especially with the 5 round stipulations now for main events, but hendos stand up is pretty one dimensional compared to shoguns varied attack, but then again, hendos got a much better chin than shogun, so id give the advantage to hendo cuz he can take shogun down, but i think hell stand with him



No, Hendo LOOKS better with age as he begins to rely on one dimensional power shots-(Fedor Emelienenko syndrome)

And as for 5 round fights, hell yes non titles should be 5 rounds. Saying there are 7 champs doesnt mean shit when champions regularly sit out 9 months to a year for injuries, Shogun, Cain, GSP, Anderson, Brock, etc

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This is going to be a great fight. I am not sure why it should be 5 rounds though. I don't necessarily agree with the main event non title fights being 5 rounds. They have yet to do it and I am curious how consistent the UFC will be with it anyhow. I think Hendo has this one though. I think he will be able to withstand Rua's attacks and I don't think Rua will able to handle Hendo's punches. I see Rua going down in round 2 or round 3. It should be an exciting fight either way.

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Posted by The_Casualty

I don't like the idea of the 5 round non title fight, with 7 champions they should be able to put a title on every ppv

they would if I weren't for injuries. I love the idea of 5 round non title fights. How many times have you watched a fight and wished you had 2 more rounds. I wish we had 2 mote when Chuck and Wanderlei fought and Griffin v Bonnar 1. Who wouldn't have wanted to see 5 rounds of rock em sock em robots between those 2

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I've got mixed feelings on the idea of not title fights being 5 rounds. Sure it's cool too see more of a great fight , but I think you will see more injuries to #1 contenders and as a result guys that should be fighting for the title will be on the shelf, while the #2 and #3 guys will leap frog into title fights sooner than they should. That being said I will not be complaining about this fight at all!

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any fight involving 2 former champions should be 5 rounds, main event or not

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