Thiago Santos vs Ronny Markes: UFC Fight Night 38
Promotion:Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date:March 23, 2014
Venue:Ginásio Nélio Dias
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 (also known as UFC Fight Night 38) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held on March 23, 2014, at the Ginásio Nélio Dias in Natal, Brazil.
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The event was headlined by the anticipated rematch between mixed martial arts legends Maurício Rua and Dan Henderson.Henderson won their first encounter back in November 2011 at UFC 139 via unanimous decision in a bout lauded by many MMA pundits as the Fight of the Year for 2011 and one of the best bouts in the history of the UFC.
The co-main event featuree a long-planned bout between Cezar Ferreira and C.B. Dollaway. The two were originally scheduled to meet on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. However, both Dollaway and Ferreira were forced from the bout due to injury.
Gleison Tibau was expected to face Mairbek Taisumov at the event. However, Tibau pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Michel Prazeres.
Diego Brandao was expected to face Will Chope at the event and both men weighed in successfully on March 22 for the fight. However, after the weigh ins, the bout was cancelled when documents were released that showed Chope has had a past history of domestic violence toward his ex-wife.