The media and fans alike have been warning Shogun Rua that he needed to watch out for Te Huna’s counter shots, but it was Te Huna that needed to watch out for Rua’s.
Shogun Rua was striking faster and harder than what we’ve been used to. His stance-resets happened quick and he kept his hands high, but Te Huna didn’t see any danger in his opponents improvements and kept pressing forward.
The result? A first round knockout.
Rua dropped Te Huna with a quick left hook that made him bounce like a pogo stick. Rua postured over Te Huna and slammed another fist into the skull of Te Huna. Te Huna’s eyes were glazed over and it was clear he was out before he even hit the ground.
Is Shogun Rua back? The crowd in attendance seemed to think so.
Shogun Rua defeated James Te Huna by way of Knockout (Punches) 1:03 of Round 1