Archive: Mauricio shogun rua

Oct 29, 2014 6:13 pm

Manuwa Injured, OSP In Against “Shogun”

The injury bug has been rough on the UFC roster this month. Latest on the bug’s victim list is British slugger, Jimi Manuwa (pictured), who was scheduled to fight former UFC champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, next month at UFC Fight Night 56. In for Manuwa comes Ovince St. Preux (OSP). St. Preux was scheduled for...

Mar 20, 2014 9:59 am

Hendo: Brazilian fans say I’m going to die

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson earned “Fight of the Year” honors back in 2011, for their 5-round war that took place at UFC 139 in San Jose, California. After 25-minutes of non-stop action, Hendo got the judges nod in what many people deem to be the greatest fight in mixed martial arts history. Since losing...

Dec 4, 2013 10:47 am

‘Shogun’ Expecting Stand Up Fight This Friday Against Te Huna

“I’ve been training in Sao Paulo for over a month, and I’ll be training here for the rest of my camp. My camp has been great at Demian Maia’s team. I expect a tough fight. He’s a good fighter that likes to stand and bang. It will be a great fight, for sure. He like...

Nov 29, 2013 10:50 am

Shogun Wants PRIDE Rules, Believes Elbows Worse Than Soccer Kicks

“For sure, the new rules hinder me. I think that the rule set from when I fought in Japan was safer than today’s rules. Elbows hurt a lot more than stomps. I had adapted to their rules. So when I came to the UFC, to get comfortable, it took some time. And, truthfully, my fight...

Nov 20, 2013 8:19 am

Ratings Report: UFC 167 Pulls Good Audience On Fox Sports 1 Broadcast

Saturday night’s UFC 167 prelims on FOX Sports 1 recorded some solid ratings, peaking at 998,000 viewers. It marked the second largest audience the promotion has reached during a live show. The UFC 167 prelims were headlined by a lightweight bout featuring Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone taking on Evan Dunham. Cerrone ended up defeating Dunham via triangle-choke in...

Nov 9, 2013 10:15 am

‘Shogun Rua’ Not Ruling Out Move To Middleweight Division

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has left an impressive and nearly unmatched trail of bodies behind him as a light-heavyweight fighter. The former UFC champion was at one point the most feared man in the sport. As times change and new faces emerged the likes of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, the former champ has found mixed...

Nov 5, 2013 1:36 pm

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa set for March 8 headliner in London

According to ‘The Telegraph,’ UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), will still headline the UFC’s return to London this March, now opposite undefeated slugger Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). Gustafsson was originally slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the evenings main event, but “Lil Nog” was forced...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Jun 18, 2013 7:35 am

Report: Boston may ban foreign-born fighters from UFC on FOX Sports 1

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to make its FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17 with “Shogun vs. Sonnen” at the TD Garden in Boston. There’s just one problem, it is being reported by the Boston Herald that “Beantown” may not allow any foreign-born fighters to perform for not having social security numbers....