Dan Henderson makes his return to the UFC tonight when he faces former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua tonight in the main event of UFC 139. The event takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, and the preliminary card begins at 3 p.m. Arizona time and the pay-per-view portion of event beings at 7.
The action begins with the preliminary fights being streamed on UFC's Facebook page. Former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres fights against Nick Pace. Former TUF cast member Shamar Bailey and valley resident Seth Baczynski also fight as part of the five bout Facebook card.
The action continues on live TV at 6 p.m. Arizona time as Spike will televise two fights. Headlining the Spike card is former Arizona State wrestler and valley resident Ryan Bader. Bader fights veteran Jason Brilz who has 18 wins in his career. The other fight on Spike is a bantamweight bout between Alex Soto and Michael McDonald.
The pay-per-view event begins at 7 PM, with five bouts scheduled culminating in a light heavyweight clash between Henderson and Rua. Fan favorites Urijah Faber and Stephan Bonner also fight on the card, as well as veteran Wanderlei Silva.
Main Card (7 p.m. Pay-Per-View):
Dan Henderson (+105) vs. Shogun Rua (-135)
SB Arizona Predicts: Henderson second round KO
Wanderlei Silva (+130) vs. Cung Le (-160)
SB Arizona Predicts: Le first round TKO
Urijah Faber (-250) vs. Brian Bowles (+195)
SB Arizona Predicts: Faber by unanimous decision
Martin Kampmann (+115) vs. Rick Story (-145)
SB Arizona Predicts: Story by unanimous decision
Stephan Bonnar (+120) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (-150)
SB Arizona Predicts: Kingsbury by split decision
Preliminary Card (Spike TV 6 p.m.):
Ryan Bader (-450) vs. Jason Brilz (+325)
SB Arizona Predicts: Bader by first round KO
Alex Soto (+350) vs. Michael McDonald (-500)
SB Arizona Predicts: McDonald by first round TKO
Preliminary Card (Facebook 3 p.m.):
Tom Lawlor (+285) vs. Chris Weidman (-375)
SB Arizona Predicts: Weidman by unanimous decision
Gleison Tibau (-165) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (+135)
SB Arizona Predicts: Dos Anjos by third round KO
Miguel Torres (-370) vs. Nick Pace (+280)
SB Arizona Predicts: Torres by unanimous decision
Matt Brown (-135) vs. Seth Baczynski (+105)
SB Arizona Predicts: Baczynski by second round submission
Shamar Bailey (+250) vs. Danny Castillo (-325)
SB Arizona Predicts: Castillo by unanimous decision
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