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Hendo Will Be Looking For Knockout In “Shogun” Fight


“I’m hoping it’s an explosive fight. Both have the ability to finish it via knockout, but it’s a five rounds bout, so we don’t have to rush into it. We don’t wanna get into a situation where Dan is tired for not having got his coups right. So, we’ll take our time during this fight. Of course the goal is always the knockout. It’s what Dan is up to, he’s always going for the knockout, but we need to know when to attack and when to counterattack. We won’t change Hendo’s style, but we’re working in some details that might surprise Shogun.”

“On the tapes of Shogun’s last fights I noticed some flaws on his Boxing game. Shogun’s Boxing actually is not that developed. He only moves forward and tries to find the right angle to punch his opponents. Since he’s not much technical, he walks a lot. This bout against Shogun might be more dangerous than the one against Fedor, event because Shogun has an efficient Muay Thai for MMA. Against Fedor we’re just waiting for him to come and punch him. Shogun brings a great variety of coups on the stand-up game.”

The man responsible for the H-Bomb, Gustavo Pugliese, recently told Tatame.com that his student, Dan Henderson will be looking for a knockout victory over his UFC 139 opponent, Shogun Rua.

Dan’s last four victories have all come via brutal KO’s, first there was Michael Bisping, than he took Babalu Sobral en route to earn his title shot against Feijao and most recently he took out the legend, Fedor Emelianenko.

Can he make Shogun the latest victim of a Hendo style knockout or will the Brazilian be able to end the streak?

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21 Comments to Hendo Will Be Looking For Knockout In “Shogun” Fight

  1. LOL says:

    Anybody who underestimates Shoguns boxing is in serious trouble, Shogun via KO round 4

  2. Creature says:

    I would think Hendo would have the better chances of getting the KO.. that being said i dont think it will happen. Hendo by UD

  3. ed says:

    Too hard to call. Dont see shogun ko hendo no one can and never will.

  4. DanaBrown says:

    Hendo son, that is all.

  5. Mitchel says:

    when shogun fights at 100% is the best 205 pounder and hes motivated for this one i see shogun winning whether its tko or decision

  6. Tough fight two of my favorites.. not making a call may the better man will!

  7. stranebrain says:

    I can see shogun rocking him but not finishing him. Seems to be trend at least in dans last two fights. Dan will get up dust himself off then separate rua from consciousness.

  8. Donnybrook says:

    Shogun’s got this.

  9. Mike Hunt says:

    I gotta agree with the fartmonster and 45

  10. Mike McMack says:

    I’m a huge fan of both these guys, Shogun is obviously being under estimated with his boxing. He’s only going to get better since he really started dedicating himself to boxing before the Machida rematch. He has KO power in the right hand the same way Hendo does so it may be a case of whoever connects first.

    • cole knight says:

      Just so you know shogun said he started dedicating his training to boxing for the chuck fight I just watched him say it last night

  11. marco says:

    Fk no shogun isint gna finish hendo noone has knocked em out and hendo has the better chance of a ko victory…if shogun wins is gna be by decision MAYBE submission but I doubt it….PLUS hendo has the wrestling n takedown advantage plus the ground n pound…fk it who knows…Dan Henderson bby

  12. El Charlie says:

    Both fighters have the ability to finish each other but in different areas. I’ll give Hendo the one shot K.O and wrestling advantage. I don’t think anyone wants to get hit by that right hand, not to mention his greco-roman’s always been crisp. Shogun on the other hand brings a wide variety of strikes to the table with his kickboxing and muay thai. In fact he’s so good at throwing his kicks that if he sets them up the correct way with his punches we could see Shogun outstriking Hendo. I say he attacks his legs. Leg kicks, leg kicks, leg kicks are key for shogun in this fight. As long as he’s tactical and unpredictable I can see him frustrating Hendo to where it eventually hits the ground.I don’t think Shogun wants to attack as much in this fight or he just might eat a right hand to big for him to swallow. Furthermore both fighters I believe are equally matched up there but again in different areas. Shogun’s Jiu Jitsu is very underrated and Hendo, well we haven’t seen much of his wrestling mainly due to that vicious right hand. At the end of the day this fight could be fight of the year. Can’t wait for 139, it’ll be an all out war.

  13. Dante says:

    shogun is a big step up from erybody dan has faced in his last four bouts..and that includes fedor because Rua’s mind is right! dans a beast, but i believe shogun can sub him..
    i only wonder about shogun strength..

    • Jeff says:

      When was the last time Shogun subbed someone? 2006? I can’t recall any recent sub attempts by him either. I guess you don’t need BJJ when your opponents are out cold.

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