One of the most anticipated cards of the year arrived in style as UFC 139, an event headlined by legends Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua, unfolded from San Jose. Other exciting clashes on the card included fights like Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story, Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles, and Cung Le vs. Wanderlei Silva.
Though Henderson and Rua never met in PRIDE despite excellent runs in the promotion, they certainly delivered in full this evening after a fantastic five-round war featuring both men in trouble at some point throughout. Henderson ultimately walked away with the victory though things could have gone either way given the fast-paced, highly-exciting encounter. The 41-year old Californian improved his overall record to 29-8 with his showing, the fourth straight win for the MMA icon.
A full list of UFC 139 outcomes can be found below:
Danny Castillo def. Shamar Bailey via TKO Round 1
Seth Baczynski def. Matt Brown via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
Miguel Torres def. Nick Pace via Unanimous Decision
Gleison Tibau def. Rafael dos Anjos via Split Decision
Chris Weidman def. Tom Lawlor via Technical Submission Round 1 (D’Arce Choke)
Michael McDonald def. Alex Soto via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Ryan Bader def. Jason Brilz via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Stephan Bonnar def. Kyle Kingsbury via Unanimous Decision
Martin Kampmann def. Rick Story via Split Decision
Urijah Faber def. Brian Bowles via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)
Wanderlei Silva def. Cung Le via Knockout Round 2 (Strikes)
Dan Henderson def. Mauricio Rua via Unanimous Decision