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Sunday, 04/29/2012, 07:16 pm

Shogun Rua vs. Thiago Silva In The Works | UFC NEWS

One lucky UFC fan got some breaking news earlier today from Dana White personally.

The fan tweeted to White “who is shogun fighting next”, to which the UFC President replied,”Thiago Silva”.

This is exciting news for MMA fans, and could be an epic light-heavyweight fight.

Both fighters are hard hitters that love to stand and bang, and both are trying to work their way back up the light-heavyweight ranks.

Rua’s last fight against Dan Henderson at UFC 139 was a close fought battle that left both fighters bruised and bloodied; Rua lost the fight by a very close decision.

Silva on the other hand, had his first fight in over a year last month against up and coming light-heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. Previously to the fight Silva had been suspended for a year for abusing PEDs, he was beaten by decision is his fight as well.

This fight will be a great chance for Rua and Silva to show that they are still relevant in their No date for the fight has been announced as of yet, but it is rumored to go down at UFC 149 in Calgary.


33 Responses to “Shogun Rua vs. Thiago Silva In The Works | UFC NEWS”

  1. E716 says:

    This is a great matchup. Dont see how silva got this fight but it should be a stand up war

    • jc says:

      i dont see why thiago silva is getting rewarded with a better opponent for a lackluster showing in Sweden. would have liked to see the title fight that never was rashad v shogun

  2. Dick Diaz says:

    S H O G U N got this one easy! WAR SHOGUN!!!

  3. RFK says:

    Shogun will kill silva for sure that cheat should get beat then beat again by Vera right out of the UFC for life. Lol he ain’t shit off the juice and shogun pretty much had Dan out on his feet zombie fighting in the end of there fight. This one will be fun to watch

    • UFC : Ultimate Fighter Corporation says:

      Vera is scared to get bitch-slapped again. Shogun might have had Dan gassed, but pretty sure Dan beat the crap out of Shogun as well. both of them were gassed by the end of the fight. that was an epic fight. dont think Silva vs Shogun will be nearly the same, but should be a great stand up war.

  4. boogersugar says:

    Silva better get rid of that ring rust, or get back on roids!

  5. freedaweed says:

    they should do a Machida and Shogun rubber match, this is a pretty big mismatch for Thiago..

  6. jbeamazing says:

    Shogun has enough balls to trade with T silva
    gut is good with distance and watched his step shogun goes for the finish at all times just like T silva this will be good

  7. Zach says:

    Machida vs gustafag

    Shogun vs thiago silva

    Rashad vs lil nog


  8. Justin says:

    Sounds like a great match up

  9. Jorge Rocha says:

    Struggle between Brazilian, is submission or K.O!

  10. Mary Palmer says:

    This is gonna be an epic battle. 2 killers in the octagon. Can you say murder?

  11. KIDD433 says:

    This will be a SICK ONE.Expect blood all over the octagon,and someone layed out like a murder scene.Not sure who tho.Stylisticly this anyones fight.


    Good job Joe Silva!Good match ups!About fucken time!

  12. xhoochiex says:

    Am I the only one who has a feeling they’re gunna do gustaffson v Davis?

  13. Paul Harris says:

    Leg and body kicks all DAY!! War Shogun!

  14. chad says:

    i don’t understand why silva is getting this fight.
    he looked like complete shit in his last fight and showed that he can’t hang with the top fighters in the division;
    even though shogun lost to hendo, he is still one of the top five fighters in the division.

    shogun has never been ko’ed in his career, only tko’ed;
    where as, silva has been ko’ed before.

    shogun has the better chin and better stand up game in this fight,
    i expect him to tko silva probably in the third round.

    • UFC : Ultimate Fighter Corporation says:

      pretty sure the 1 year layoff had something to do with Silva’s last fight. cant believe people are bitching about that. and who cares if its a tko or ko?? the fight got stopped. no decision..

      • jackkiee says:

        rashad evans whooped tito ortiz’ ass after a year layoff and he looked better than he did before the layoff.

        don’t blame this on ring rust, get silva’s dick out of your mouth.

  15. uberliken says:

    shogun in the first round. thiago will be seeing juiced up puppies swimming in circles around his juiced up pansy ass dreams after shogun is done with him. then i hope he drops down to some crack head undercard and loses then gets dropped from ufc altogether cause he is a cheating bum. and dana white shouldnt let overeem come back either. zero tolerence for PED’s. it should be absolute and final. NO CHEATERS!!!!

  16. Thom says:

    Cool fight, don’t understand how Silva is getting rewarded with a better fighter after a loss but w/e.

  17. Turtle Head says:

    Shogun is the man and giving him Thiago Silva is almost disrespectful, shogun vs gust all the way.

  18. Michael hamlin says:

    Stupid Fight

  19. Hjortur Halldorsson says:

    This will mostly likely be a great fight but I would think that Thiago Silva would need to win at least one opponent before he faces Shogun. Shogun is a top 5 in the LHW and should be facing someone who is very close to a title shot. I would like to see Shogun against Rashad Evans like someone mentioned before me. Physically Rashad should be ready to fight in a few months so I can’t see why that fight couldn’t happen. Maybe mentally Rashad needed more time. But OK this fight against Silva should be great although I seriously doubt that Silva deserves to be fighting a top 5 fighter.

    I’m very excited to see who Phil Davis will face next. Maybe Lyoto or Ryan Bader.

  20. Jason says:

    Thiago silva doesn’t deserve this fight? Try saying that when silva has rua laying on the canvas…

  21. ganjaneerUSMC says:

    To me it makes a lot more since to put gustoffson in here. Rua recently faught for a title, and gustoff should now be one win or two max away from a title shot so this fight makes since only for 3 reasons in my mind, none of which make it ok. 1: ufc is trying to get silva his ass raped a couple times before they punt him out for good, 2: since rampage/rua for rampages last fight was building steam, they are giving rua a freebe while he waits for page to be ready for his last ufc fight, or 3: both 1 and 2. Either way silva looked like ass against gus so might as well juice up again and try to time it right, cuz the only other option is to get the junk beat off yourself repeatedly till you give the sport up.

  22. Lol says:

    Wtf? Silva lost to gustufson and they give him a higher ranked oppenant? Lmao da fuk dana? Boooo im not paying for that garbage match up. Silva has and always will be a top 20 fighter.

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