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UFC 139 “Shogun vs Henderson”: Live Results & Commentary

“I hate to have to tell you this, Mr. Bailey, but you’ve got a severe case of liveblog. It won’t be long now.” (Photo:

The good news: you’re all but guaranteed more than sixty-four seconds of action this evening. The bad news: you’re going to have to pay for it.

Nothing in life is free, not even punches to the face. Take Dan Henderson, for example. “Hollywood” was once considered too costly of an investment for the UFC, but after an impressive three-fight win streak he was deemed too valuable for Strikeforce. Tonight he makes his return to the Octagon after a two year hiatus. Does old Hendo have enough gas in the tank for one more title run, or will the “old”  Shogun show up and ruin his homecoming.

Though he may not have the cleavage to warrant video commentary, weekend editor Chris Colemon does possess the sort of typing skills that get you beat up by jocks in high school. Come join him inside for the best play-by-play coverage you’ll see on this site tonight.

And we…are…live! Does anyone know when the Gladiator gets buried? I remember hearing that his days were numbered.

If you’ve been on Facebook, Spike, or MTV2, you’ve already had a great night of MMA, but there’s plenty more to come. Between the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, and Pride, there’s no shortage of past champions on tonight’s card.

We’re jumping right in with the first fight of the night.

Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury

R1: Both men game to exchange. Kingsbury swings and pushes Bonnar against the cage. Both men exchanging knees in the clinch with Bonnar finally breaking free. Bonnar tags Kingsbury but follows up with a kick to the nuts. A quick timeout and we’re back. Kingsbury is bleeding a little out of the nose. The two clinch again and head back to the cage. Kingsbury with a nice elbow. Bonnar tries a hip toss, but Kingsburs stays on his feet. Now a wild exchange between the two with both men swinging. Now Bonnar forces Kingsbury’s back tot eh cage, but Kyle circles out. Bonnar hunting him down with big punches. Stephan struggles with a takedown but finally drags Kingsbury to the mat. The American Psycho has side mount and is landing light punches while struggling to maintian position. Bonnar steps over to mount and is teeing off, but Kingsbury rolls. Dominant ending to the round for Stephan Bonnar.

R2: Kingbury misses with a high kick, but lands with a body kick. Solid right from Kingsbury and Bonnar responds with a blocked head kick. Bonnar gets behind Kingsbury and works him to the canvas. Stephan on top in half guard and breaks free to side control. Stephan trying to trap an arm in the crucifix but moves to North-South. Now he’s back to side control. Bonnar is in control on top but not scoring any real damage at all. Bonnar is still working for the crucifix but not finding any success. Now he’s got a guillotine and moves to mount but can’t quite hold onto either. Kingsbury is defending, but that’s all that he’s doing. Bonnar was trying for an arm triangle but couldn’t break free from half guard to complete it.  Another controlling round for Bonnar.

R3: Body kick from Bonnar. Kingsbury with a leg kick, but Bonnar catches it, takes his back, and once again he’s in a dominant position on the ground. Kingsbury is latching on to half guard, but it was only a matter of time before Bonnar escapes and moves to North-South. “Looking for a choke is Bonnar”. It’s not there, so Stephan abandons it in favor of a kimura, but again Kingsbury defends well. Bonnar lands pitter pat punches and a few elbows to the gut, but largely this bout is a grappling match that he’s winning easily. More kimura contemplation from Bonnar, but that’s as far as it goes. Bonnar handily takes this round and the fight. Boos from the crowd once again remind him that he’ll never match the excitement of his UFC debut. Ever.

Stephan Bonnar defeats Kyle Kingsbury by Unanimous Decision: 30-27 (x2) and 30-25.

An apology from Bonnar to fans for this fight and to Koscheck for the whole t-shirt/lawsuit scandal.

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Dagnut- November 21, 2011 at 1:31 am
@ Karma..the judging was have rounds 2 and 3 mixed up and Shogun dominated the 4th round..hendo was out on his feet ..he didn't connect once was taken down 3 you can score that to Hendo I have no clue
KarmaAteMyCat- November 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm
I had that fight
Rd1:10-9 Hendo
Rd1:10-8 Hendo (Dan dropped dude twice and just controlled him and did massive amounts of damage, you do not gain point for just surviving.)
Rd3:10-9 Hendo
Rd4:10-9 Hendo(This Round was really close like insanely it could easily have been shoguns it's really hard to call but you gotta choose)
Rd5:10-8 Shogun.
zhangss- November 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm
fatbellyfrank- November 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm
And what a main event, swayed a few more casuals down the pub, numbers are growin for every PPV
fatbellyfrank- November 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm
@myklhoey, Randy, Fedor,Chuck and Spidey
Iskander Neptu- November 20, 2011 at 5:39 am
Best. Fight . Ever.
Someone add Shogun to the cast of The Walking Dead, that dude doesn't die!
No make-up required..
KarmaAteMyCat- November 20, 2011 at 4:18 am
I also might throw Cyborg in there because she deserves it or Megumi but they need a cpl more yrs before I can admit that one.. :) Hope everyone is doing well I have to goto 7:30am Jits on a sunday so dueces.
KarmaAteMyCat- November 20, 2011 at 4:16 am
@Myklhoey; Mine would go Anderson,Fedor,Randy,Dana White, and Miguel Torres
Todd M- November 20, 2011 at 4:15 am
^ Yeah Gracie could make the cut as well as Randy, It's hard to limit the list to only 4.
jizzninja- November 20, 2011 at 3:48 am
I agree with Todds rushmore although I would include crocops left leg and prolly gracie over wandy
noeman69- November 20, 2011 at 3:42 am
@ myklhoey Royce Gracie, Dana White, Arianny Celeste, and Joe Rogan
Todd M- November 20, 2011 at 3:21 am
Top to bottom pure awesomeness, besides maybe the Bonnar fight it was all exciting and some damn good finishes. Michael McDonald looked awesome tonight, that Soto kid was bringing it and McDonald stood his ground, future contender possibly. Don't ever bet against Faber after a loss, his boxing looked better than ever tonight, I guess he gets another crack at Cruz. Wandy and Le put on a hell of a show, I scared the shit outta my dog when Wand pulled the W, just stoppage it wasn't getting any better for Cung, dude needs to work on his gas tank if he wants to hang out in the big leagues. What can I say about the main event that u guys didn't, that shit was epic good win for Hendo. Man can Shogun take a shot and he was taking over at the end, I really thought he should of kept it standing in that last round but he couldn't quite finish it. After the 4th round I was saying that was the best fight I have ever seen, still might be but the slow last round took a little of the epicness out of it, what can you do it was an achievement that both of them were still fighting at that point, best night of fights for the year. PS to Myklhoey,My MMA Mt Rushmore is Anderson, Fedor, Wandy and Hendo, they are not all my favourites but these guys define MMA especially after tonight.
RSparrow- November 20, 2011 at 2:20 am
I love vandy as much as anyone, but the dudes a Lil slow guys...and jones will pick hendo apart.
jizzninja- November 19, 2011 at 11:06 pm
That was the most amazing fight I've ever watched! An absolute fuckin warbetween two class acts,although, it may have ruined mma from here on out for me.
Xanderschultz- November 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm
Hendo is great because he's the one hold out from the old era that didn't really evolve and is still winning fights. Doesn't really throw combos and hardly uses kicks. Almost never tries any Jits offense (had a guillotine for a sec tonight though). He doesn't even use his wrestling offense very much unless he's rocked. He's just an animal, hits like a truck and picks up W's.
Liverpunch- November 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm
I went 4-1 on the main card. Sunday is the Lord's day, but come Monday, bitches better pay!
RwilsonR- November 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm
Pride Mt. Rushmore - Leni Hart, Jerry Millen, Mauro Ranallo, and Nobuhiko Takada's ass in those sumo diapers.
RwilsonR- November 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm
I'd love to see Hendo test Jones' chin. I think Jones is gonna whoop up on Hendo, though, unless Dan can connect early. If Dan survives long enough to get to the point where he tires out like that, Jones will start dropping those elbows.
cabj1905- November 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm
Urijah Faber on his chin: "This thing's always getting in the way!"
hahah nice
edhedicus- November 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm
How much fun was that to watch? Best card of the year? WOW WOW WOW!!!!
DARKHORSE06- November 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm
@ Mike Hunt - I was joking. Jesuth! Great fight.
cabj1905- November 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm
KO and Sub of the night aside, these guys should get their bonuses tripled for such a fight. Imagine if this had been on fox. Holy shit.
Boo- November 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm
one of the greatest fights ever. There were no losers.
HEY- November 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Dan Henderson = LEGEND
Liverpunch- November 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm
@Mike Hunt Fuck. I'd watch these guys joist from their wheelchairs!