Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua fight results UFC Fight Night 38, Round 1

It took about 20 seconds for anyone to throw a punch and that was a simple jab from Shogun that missed by a mile. Henderson responded by looking for the big right hand, and while he managed to catch it it wasn't clean.

Both fighters were patient early. Shogun worked some leg kicks into his offense and Henderson didn't even attempt to check them. Instead, he head hunted. Another right hand missed. Shogun responded with another leg kick.

"Hendo" started finding his range and Rua jumped in on him. A scramble led to a reset in the center and the feeling out continued.

The action was very, very slow.

There was a brief clinch after the Brazilian landed a knee to the body but the American pushed off and they went back to exchanging in the center. Henderson landed a big shot that rocked Shogun, but he battled back and landed some huge punches of his own.

In fact, he dropped "Hendo" and pounced with a series of big punches. Somehow, Henderson survived to the horn to make it to round two.

For more on "Henderson vs. Shogun 2" click here, and for complete UFC Fight Night 38 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker