Report: Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua 2 planned for UFC Fight Night 38 on March 23 in Brazil

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After 25 minutes of wall-to-wall action in their first go-round, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua will hook 'em up for a second time in Brazil.

I guess Dan Henderson got those contract issues ironed out.

"Hendo" has been asked to headline the promotion's upcoming UFC Fight Night 38 mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Natal, Brazil, rematching Mauricio Rua in the light heavyweight main event from inside the Nelio Dias Gymnasium on March 23, 2014.

Sorry, Phil.

Henderson first battled his fellow PRIDE FC veteran in the main event of UFC 139 back in 2011. His "Fight of the Year" candidate was the last time the former middleweight recorded a win, having since dropped his next three contests, including a pair of split decisions to Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.

Then came a devastating knockout loss against the revitalized Vitor Belfort.

Rua (22-8) is 2-2 during that same span. After rebounding with a technical knockout win over Brandon Vera, "Shogun" dropped consecutive bouts to Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen. With his future at 205 pounds in jeopardy, the Brazilian roared back to crush James Te Huna.

Now he tries to get one back against "Hendo," according to a report from MMA Fighting (via Tatame.com).

That's not all.

UFC Fight Night 38 will also feature a light heavyweight bangfest between Fabio Maldonado and Gian Villante, in addition to a middleweight mash-up pitting C.B. Dollaway against Cezar Ferreira in a battle of Ultimate Fighter (TUF) grads.

Keep it locked in to MMAmania.com for more upcoming announcements to this still-developing fight card.

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