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For the fourth weekend in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be on active duty, as UFC 139 “Shogun vs. Hendo” hits the HP Pavilion on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. In the main event, 2005 Pride Fighting Championships middleweight grand prix winner and onetime UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua collides with former two-division Pride titleholder Dan Henderson.

How the battle will unfold remains anyone’s guess.

Sherdog.com caught up with a number of professional fighters and trainers to gauge their opinions on the UFC 139 headliner

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Bigfoot actually has a legit point. i might have to change my pick now

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Post #1   11/18/11 11:31:28PM   

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Interesting read. It's nice to see what some of these fighters/trainers have to say. In a 5 round fight it's going to be hard for Henderson not to land a big punch. That's why I'm inclined to pick him. I'm not going to feel comfortable no matter what my pick is though.

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ive been watching this sport for some time now and ive definetely learned that picking against hendo is a BAD idea. the thing with shogun is i never know if hes gonna come with the proper training and mindset. i still think he was far from ready when he fought jones for the title.

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Silva was funny

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Did anyone else notice that all the Brazilians picked Shogun? haha No surprise there I guess.

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Posted by warglory

Did anyone else notice that all the Brazilians picked Shogun? haha No surprise there I guess.



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I went with Henderson by tko in the second.

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Laugh at everyone who thinks shogun by ko cause hendo has some chin but a wud love to have egg on my face and see shogun ko him.A picked hendo tko 2rd

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Hendo might have a granite chin but Shogun usually finishes with a temple Shot and a flurry of Hammer fists.

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I guess we will find out if Henderson is the next couture with respect to putting outstanding performances and competing at the top into your 40's

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I think the people who are thinking Hendo is going to grind on Shogun from top position are silly.

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Posted by 1daveufc

Laugh at everyone who thinks shogun by ko cause hendo has some chin but a wud love to have egg on my face and see shogun ko him.A picked hendo tko 2rd



Feijao, Anderson and Fedor almost finished him with strikes, especially Feijao

Shogun hits harder and has better technical striking than anyone Hendo has fought, Hendo is not unfinishable by strikes, a TKO loss is certainly possible scenario for tonights fight. It's more likely to happen then for Hendo to catch Shogun with the H-bomb when thats literally the only weapon he has on the feet in this fight. If he actually lands tonight I'd be shocked, he isnt fighting an out of his prime Fedor or Babalu, he's fighting a prime Shogun.

Post #12   11/19/11 5:32:19PM