Mauricio Shogun takes the lead over Dan Henderson. At least in the initial betting lines for their scheduled fight.
The matchup between the Brazilian with the striking background and the American world-class wrestler is set to headline UFC 139, to take place October 19 in San Jose, California.
It will also mark Hendo’s return to the promotion after four appearances in Strikeforce, where he defeated Renato Babalu, Rafael Feijão and Fedor Emelianenko but lost his promotional debut to Jake Shields.
Now Shogun is coming off a knockout win over Forrest Griffin at UFC 134, making up a bit for the drubbing he suffered to Jon Jones when he lost his light heavyweight title.
Also featured on the card is a showdown between Vitor Belfort and Cung Lee, as well as an all-Brazilian bout pitting Gleison Tibau against Rafael dos Anjos.