‘UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson II’ features a main event between Dan Henderson and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua from Natal, Brazil.
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Preliminary card coverage kicks off at 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET.
NOAD LAHAT (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) VS. GODOFREDO PEPEY (9-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC)
Round 1 – Pepey lands a big uppercut. Lahat rushes in, lets the clinch go. Leg kick from Lahat. Wild shots from both fighters. Lahat lands a good right hand. Lahat clinches, Pepey has him against the cage. Fighters release. Another leg kick from Lahat. Big overhand right from Pepey lands. Flying knee from Pepey connects and knocks Lahat out cold. Wow!
Result: Pepey wins via Knockout at 2:39 of Round one
FRANCIMAR BARROSO (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) VS. HANS STRINGER (21-5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Round 1 – Body kick from Barroso. Body kick from Stringer is caught and he gets tripped to the ground. Stringer is on his back while Barroso stands and kicks his legs. The referee stands Stringer up. Barroso gets taken down by Stringer. Stringer is in full guard, has Barroso against the cage. Stringer is trying to land punches and elbows. Stringers gets into half guard. Barroso not doing a lot from the bottom. Stringer is landing big shots from inside the guard. Stringer gets to his feet and lets Barroso do the same. Stringer gets Barroso against the cage, then legs the takedown. Both fighters stand up immediately. Big right hand from Stringer. Again Stringer has Barroso against the cage in the clinch. Stringer lands a few short elbows. Then a knee to the body. The round ends with Stringer pressing Barroso against the cage. 10-9 Stringer.
ROUND 2- Leg kick from Barroso. Two more leg kicks from Barroso. Stringer clinches him against the cage. Barroso gets the reversal, has Stringer against the cage. Stringer reverses. Both fighters separate. Good body kick from Barroso. Barroso is in full guard after Stringer makes a mistake and ends up on his back. Stringer manages to stand up, is against the cage. Reverses and has Barroso against the cage. Fighters separate. Stringer goes for a takedown, doesn’t get it. Barroso now has Stringer against the cage, but then gets reversed. Referee splits them apart. Stringer misses with a huge left hand. Barroso lands a huge uppercut. Barroso lazily goes for a takedown, fails to get it. Close round, Barroso 10-9.
ROUND 3- Leg kick from Stringer. Counter left hook from Barroso. Barroso lands a good left hand after a body punch. Stringer lands a good punch combo. Hard body kick from Barroso. Stringer moves in and presses Barroso against the cage. Stringer is landing small punches in the clinch. Referee separates them again. Good leg kicks from Stringer. Stringer again has Barroso against the cage. With two minutes left fighters separate and meet in the middle. Good left hook from Barroso. Leg kick from Stringer, then one from Barroso. Barroso goes for a takedown, gets reversed and pinned against the cage. Fighters move away from the cage, still in the clinch. Barroso gets a takedown. Barroso working from full guard. Fight ends with Barroso on top. Barroso 10-9.
Result: Stringer wins via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
THIAGO PERPETUO (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) VS. KENNY ROBERTSON (12-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC)
Round 1 – Jab and leg kick from Robertson. Perpetuo gets Robertson to the ground. Robertson gets to his feet, and takes Perpetuo to the ground, in full mount. Perpetuo tries to stand, has Robertson on his back. The fighters go back to the mat, Robertson still has his back, looking to lock up the choke. Perpetuo taps.
Result: Robertson wins via Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:45 of Round one
JUSSIER FORMIGA (15-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) VS. SCOTT JORGENSEN (14-8 MMA, 3-4 UFC)
Round 1 – Good right hand from Jorgensen. Formiga looks for an early takedown, fails. Fighters clinch. Formiga looks for a trip, fighters separate. Jorgensen lands a good uppercut in the clinch. Spinning kick misses from Formiga. Formiga lands a good one two combo. Jorgensen eats a knee. Formiga gets Jorgensen down, and right away goes to the back. Jorgenen trying to roll out. Against the cage, Formiga still on the back of Jorgenen, goes for the RNC. Formiga locks it up and Jorgensen is forced to tap.
Result: Formiga wins via Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:07 of Round one
RONNY MARKES (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) VS. THIAGO “MARRETA” SANTOS (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Round 1 –Jab from Santos. Missed leg kick from Santos. Good body kick from Santos, Markes drops. Santos trying to swarm in for the finish. Santos pounds at Markes until the referee stops the fight.
Result: Santos wins via TKO at :53 of Round one.