This Sunday night sees Natal, Brazil play host to UFC action once again, as Shogun Rua and Dan Henderson go head-to-head in the rematch of their epic encounter at UFC 139. Henderson won that night, though has since lost three in a row while Shogun has alternated wins and losses in his last four since the fight. Though this would immediately give the impression that Shogun has the momentum for this fight, but the psychology of winning against your opponent gives Henderson the slight edge in that regard.
Also on the card, CB Dollaway fights against a TUF Brazil 1 competitor once again, this time the champion of the middleweight bracket Cezar Ferreira. Both fighters have a common win in Daniel Sarafian, and both defeated him in very close fashion. Brazilians Rony Jason, Michel Prazares, Fabio Maldonado and Leonardo Santos all fight in their back yard against foreign opponents, facing Steven Siler, Mairbek Taisumov, Gian Villante and Norman Parke respectively.
UFC Fight Night 38 takes place at Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, with the prelims starting at 4pm ET/1pm PT on UFC Fight Pass. Click “next” to begin the Cage Pages’ predictions for the six-fight main card.