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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...

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...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Coach spills the beans on location and date of “Shogun” Rua’s next fight

Though he has been labelled as “washed up” and “past his prime” more than a few times over the last few year, PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently enjoying a significant career resurgence. The Brazilian striking specialist is currently on an impressive, three-fight streak, having recently bested fellow legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous...

May 4, 2017 3:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum and Shogun Rua both call Anderson Silva out

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was initially set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, however after Gastelum’s 1st round March TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Gastelum was flagged by USADA for a failed drug test for trace amounts of marijuana in his fight night drug sample. As a result...

Mar 15, 2017 12:18 pm

Shogun Rua eyeing title shot, admits he isn’t there

MMA legend Mauricio Shogun Rua has continued to continue his winning ways despite the fact that at 35 years old, and with fifteen professional fights, Rua is one of the most seasoned MMA veterans on the active UFC roster. Despite that, and several 2-fight skids in recent memories, Rua is currently on a 3-fight win...

Mar 12, 2017 3:21 pm

VIDEO | Shogun Rua discusses his UFC Fight Night 106 victory over Gian Villante

Mixed martial arts legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua scored yet another knockout victory at last night’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Brazil, stopping Gian Villante in the third-round. The victory marked Rua’s third in a row which is the best win streak he has ever put together while fighting under the UFC banner. The former...

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...

Feb 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Gian Villante granted retroactive exemption for inhaler, cleared for Shogun fight

UFC veteran Gian Villante has officially been granted a therapeutic-use exemption for an inhaler, and is now cleared to fight Shogun Rua at ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ on March 11th. While the bout order has not been made official, reports have indicated that the fight will serve as the co-main event. Villante made his use...

Jan 21, 2017 12:27 am

Shogun Rua discusses potential retirement

After fifteen years of fighting professionally, at the age of 35, many are wondering just how much longer MMA legend Mauricio Shogun Rua will continue to fight. Despite his age, Shogun Rua is currently on a 2-fight win streak that has seen him pick up back to back wins over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Corey...

Jan 6, 2017 6:45 am

‘Shogun’ Rua returns against Gian Villante in March

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua now knows the details of his next fight. The former light heavyweight champ will be taking on Gian Villante on March 11 in Brazil, as part of UFC Fight Night 107. Shogun will enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak. His most recent win occurred all the way back in May, on...

Mar 9, 2016 11:59 am

Shogun Rua out; Glover Teixeira in to face Rashad Evans in Tampa

The injury bug strikes again and this time it’s Mauricio “Shogun” Rua that gets bit. Glover Teixeira is now facing Rashad Evans at the FOX UFC Fight Night card in Tampa April 16. Glover has had a pair of great wins in his last two outings . He easily defeated Ovince Saint Preux back in...

Jan 27, 2016 9:28 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Shogun Rua reportedly set for UFC on FOX 19

Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua are both legends in the sport of MMA, however the pair have never fought despite their lengthy careers in the sport. Back at UFC 128 Evans was set to challenge Rua for the UFC light heavyweight championship, but was forced out of the bout with a knee injury. Evans was...

Dec 16, 2015 5:57 pm

Report: Evans eyeing bout with Shogun

Both Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua are legends in the sport of MMA who have fought practically every top ranked fighter in their weight class. With that being said, they have yet to fight each other. The pair was slated to fight back at UFC 128 for the UFC light heavyweight championship, but Evans was...

Nov 19, 2015 11:03 am

MUST WATCH! On this day: Shogun and Henderson go to WAR

#OnThisDay in 2011: @ShogunRua & @danhendo went to war! One of the best fights of all time! https://t.co/TSaDsDgP19 https://t.co/HeQRz5n07P — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) November 19, 2015 Relive one of the greatest battles in UFC history with the epic fight that went down on this day, back in 2011. Watch highlights from the first match between...

Oct 5, 2015 11:09 am

Shogun Rua eyeing March return against ‘Rampage’ Jackson

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has been forced to sit on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder injury earlier in the year. The former PRIDE and UFC champion is already planning his return to the octagon, though, and he has his sights set on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The callouts from “Rampage” and Shogun were not disrespectful by any...

Sep 10, 2015 4:57 am

Shogun Underwent Surgery, Hopes To Be Back By Early 2016

  MMA veteran Shogun Rua will be on the sidelines for the rest of 2015 and hope to make a return early next year. Shogun announced on his Facebook that he underwent surgery this past Sunday, on his shoulder. “I had surgery on my right shoulder this past Sunday in Sao Paulo, with my orthopedist...

Aug 31, 2015 6:13 pm

“Shogun” Rua expecting to be sidelined with shoulder surgery

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua may have made his way back into the win column at “UFC 190”, but the former champion will have to wait to build off that momentum. It was confirmed on “UFC Tonight” last week that Rua will be sitting on the sidelines until next year due to shoulder surgery. “Shogun” Rua walked...

Aug 5, 2015 8:54 am

Despite Losing Twice, Lil Nog Wants Third Fight With Shogun

“I would like to ask for another rematch. I was apprehensive for not living up to the first fight. Ten years ago I was much vigorous. This time, it was more technical, it wasn’t much of a brawl. Shogun is a guy I would like to fight again. I know it’s hard, but they were...

Aug 3, 2015 2:00 am

Shogun Rua Responds to “Rampage” Jackson’s Callout

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua put on a winning performance against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira this past weekend at “UFC 190” and is already being called out. Once again, it’s a former PRIDE rival looking for revenge. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently took to Instagram to respectfully call Shogun out: Nothing but respect for @shogunoficial but this is one...

Aug 2, 2015 6:25 am

REPLAY! Shogun Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira (Highlights)

Shogun Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira brought the crowd in Brazil to their feet with their “Fight of the Night” performance. Both men received an extra $50,000 for leaving it all in the octagon for their fifteen minute war. Check out the recap above! ALL ACCESS — Go Inside BJ Penn’s UFC Hall-Of-Fame Induction

Aug 2, 2015 2:00 am

REPLAY! Shogun Rua Post Fight Interview (Full)

Shogun Rua gives his post-fight thoughts directly from the Octagon following his unanimous decision victory over Antonio “Rogerio” Nogueira, in their rematch at UFC 190 in Rio. Check out the full replay of his interview in the video above! ALL ACCESS — Go Inside BJ Penn’s UFC Hall-Of-Fame Induction

Aug 1, 2015 10:14 pm

UFC 190 Results: Shogun Picks Up Big Decision Win over “Lil Nog”

Even though the finals of both “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” fights were filled with technique, this bout between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua truly brought the crowd back to life. The opening round saw both PRIDE legends get tagged to the point of almost getting knocked out. Nogueira found his range late in the...

Jul 29, 2015 1:02 am

LEGENDS! Shogun Expects Another War With ‘Lil Nog’

“I expect a tough fight, man. ‘Minotouro’ is a tough fighter, has a huge heart, so I expect another war, just like in our 2005 fight. He likes to strike and so do I, so a brawl is inevitable, right? I’ve been fighting for over 10 years, and so does he, so I’m sure we...

Jul 28, 2015 5:45 am

Countdown to UFC 190: Shogun Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

‘UFC Countdown takes you inside the training camps and lives of six stars as they prepare for historic battles at UFC 190. Brazilian legends Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira brace for a rematch of their 2005 PRIDE classic.’ BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, & Frank Trigg Talk Fighting… Eachother — EPIC! – AMAZING! –...

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!

Jul 7, 2015 12:50 am

REPLAY! Shogun Rua Takes On MMA Legend Chuck Liddell (FULL)

‘Light heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chuck Liddell throw blows inside the Octagon at UFC 97 in Canada. Shogun takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UfC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.’ Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate Diaz And Richard Perez