469 Search Results for Mauricio

Sep 18, 2017 9:23 am

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua issues lengthy statement explaining withdrawal from OSP fight

Over the weekend, we learned that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was out of his planned UFC Fight Night 117 scrap with Ovince St. Preux. Surprisingly, he’ll be replaced by former UFC middleweight, and recent World Series of Fighting welterweight Yushin Okami. On Monday morning, the PRIDE legend took to Instagram with...

Mar 12, 2017 6:34 am

MMA community reacts to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s stoppage of Gian Villante

Last night, the UFC touched down in sun soaked Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. Other highlights...

Mar 11, 2017 9:33 pm

UFC Fight Night 106 Results: Mauricio Rua TKO’s Gian Villante (Highlights)

A light heavyweight bout between former division champion Mauricio Rua and Gian Villante served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 fight card in Brazil. Round one begins and Villante throws a left jab to start. Shogun replies with a leg kick and then a right hand. Mauricio catches a kick and...

Feb 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Bellator 172 Results: Mauricio Alonso KO’s Josh Koscheck

Bellator 172 Results: Mauricio Alonso vs. Josh Koscheck Former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck made his Bellator MMA debut tonight in San Jose, California as he squared off with Mauricio Alonso on the Bellator 172 main card. Round one begins and Koscheck starts off quickly. Alosno circles and lands a nice leg kick and...

May 14, 2016 8:12 pm

UFC 198 Results: Mauricio Rua defeats Corey Anderson via split-decision

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua (24-10 MMA) took on Corey Anderson (8-2 MMA) during tonight’s UFC 198 pay-per-view fight card in Curitiba, Brazil. Round one begins and “Shogun” misses with a leaping right hand. Good kick from Rua. Nice jab from Anderson but “Shogun” replies with a big leg kick. Nice uppercut from...

Jul 27, 2015 2:00 am

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: Warrior Code

Shogun’ Rua talks about his emotions when entering the Octagon, his self-confidence, the martial arts life and more. Rua rematches Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event at UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia. BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, & Frank Trigg Talk Fighting… Each Other — EPIC! – AMAZING! – MUST WATCH!

Aug 19, 2013 10:17 am

Murilo Rua Angered Over “Shady” People in Mauricio Rua’s Camp After Loss to Sonnen

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua suffered his first two-fight losing streak of his career as he lost to Chael Sonnen last Saturday at the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, on which he headlined. ‘Shogun’ didn’t resemble the fighter that made him a champion in Pride and the UFC. Instead, he was handled...

Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Main Event

As reported on UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) will face Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-7) in the main event of the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event on August 17th. The card will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This fight came about after an odd turn of events that once again saw Sonnen...

Sep 22, 2017 9:26 am

Gokhan Saki Declares Henrique da Silva Won’t Make It Out of the First Round

With Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua off the UFC Japan card, there’s not many big match-ups beside the criminally underrated fight between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade. Another fight that has slipped under the radar, is the UFC debut of K-1 and Glory kickboxing veteran, Gokhan Saki. After his opponent Henrique da Silva made a bold claim...

Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am

UFC Fight Night 117 weigh in results: Okami easily makes 205, one main card fighter misses

This Friday (Saturday morning in Japan), the UFC will return to the Saitama Super Arena, a combat sports stronghold just outside Tokyo, with UFC Fight Night 117. The card will be headlined by a bizarre light heavyweight scrap between established contender Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, and more...

Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its latest feast at the expense...

Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between PRIDE legend and former UFC light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its...

Sep 16, 2017 7:48 pm

BREAKING! Shogun Rua is out, Ovince Saint Preux gets a new opponent

Earlier tonight news broke that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Shogun Rua was forced out of his scheduled rematch with Ovince Saint Preux due to an undisclosed injury. With that said, “OSP” will remain in the UFC Fight Night 117 main event as the UFC has brought back former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 8, 2017 7:54 am

OSP Wants to Know if Jon Jones Was on PEDs When They Fought

Ovince Saint Preux is about to gear up and fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua  in Japan, but there is another fight still in the back of his mind. Back at UFC 197, Saint Preux jumped in to replace Daniel Cormier and fought Jon Jones for an interim UFC light heavyweight title. Losing the bout and suffering...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Aug 6, 2017 4:22 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan continues to take shape

The octagon will return to Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on September 22 for UFC Fight Night 117. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between former division champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux. Rua and “OSP” first met in November of 2014, with Saint Preux emerging...

Jul 23, 2017 10:22 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones rips Daniel Cormier, questions how DC’s weight cut is going

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will look to take back the title he never actually lost when he squares off with current division title holder Daniel Cormier at next weekend’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California. The bitter rivals, Cormier and Jones, first met at UFC 182 in January of 2015 with “Bones”...

Jul 23, 2017 7:10 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier get heated during UFC on FOX interview

The highly anticipated rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current division title holder Daniel Cormier will go down at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. The bitter rivals, Jones and Cormier, joined UFC on FOX commentator Brian Stann during last night’s broadcast to discuss their upcoming fight, check it out. Here's our...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jul 19, 2017 6:39 am

Jon Jones hints at wild, post-UFC214 afterparty in another country

In March of 2011, at the age of 23, Jon Jones defeated PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to win the UFC light heavyweight title and become the youngest champion in UFC history. Today – which is his birthday – Jones is 30 years old. And though he has been involved in a litany of legal...