Archive: Shogun Rua

Jan 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Dan Henderson Signs New Six Fight Deal with the UFC

It looks like Dan Henderson will be extending his stay with the Ultimate Fighting Championship a little bit longer. Despite what he called a “value issue” in the negotiations with the UFC, the two parties have come to terms on a new six-fight deal. The news was first announced on UFC Tonight, which stated that...

Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Shogun vs. Henderson Confirmed to Headline UFC Fight Night 38

The UFC announced the rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (left) and Dan Henderson (right) at UFC Fight Night 38, which will take place in Natal, Brazil on March 23.  Shogun and Henderson fought once before at UFC 139 in what became an unbelievably exciting fight, easily winning many people’s votes for Fight of the Year....

Jan 21, 2014 2:50 pm

FOX Bumps UFC Card to Sunday Due to Saturday Motocross Event

The UFC hosting a live card of fights on a Sunday is something to scratch your head at… The card getting bumped from a Saturday night spot for a motocross event is something else entirely. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting UFC Fight Night 38 on Sunday, March 23 at...


Jan 21, 2014 6:04 am

Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson 2 Rumored for March Event

What many consider to be one of the greatest MMA bouts of all time may be happening again. According to Tatame, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua will fight for a second time. The bout is rumored to be the headliner of a UFC card in Natal, Brazil, which takes place in March. Their first fight,...

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 9, 2014 8:11 pm

James Te Huna’s New Year’s Resolution? Drop To Middleweight

It wasn’t long ago that James Te Huna was on a four fight winning streak and looking toward a possible light heavyweight title shot. Unfortunately for him, Glover Teixeira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua put an end to Te Huna’s winning ways. Now Te Huna looks to make a change this year by dropping down to...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 7, 2013 12:18 pm

‘Shogun’ Will Wait Before Deciding Next Career Move

Prior to last night’s UFC Fight Night 33 event, many people, including UFC President Dana White had chalked off ‘Shogun’ as a competitive light-heavyweight fighter. The UFC boss was quoted in saying he would like to see ‘Shogun’ drop weight classes or retire, but after his first round KO over James Te Huna the UFC...

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...

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...

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 13, 2013 9:36 am

A Look At Year End Heavyweight War Between Browne And Barnett

Two of the most exciting heavyweights in the world are set to collide at this years inaugural year-end event, UFC 168 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) Ranked #5 and Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) Ranked #7, are set for a three round war that has many...

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 4, 2013 3:13 pm

Dan Henderson’s Vitor Belfort Fight Is Last Fight On Contract

The stakes are high for Dan “Hendo” Henderson in his rematch with Vitor Belfort on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil this Saturday Nov. 9. As reported by Josh Gross, this is the last fight on Henderson’s contract. Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait...

Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Chael Sonnen: ‘I would never manufacture conflict’

Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) made headlines this past weekend by submitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first-round of their main event fight in Boston. After earning the submission victory over Rua, Sonnen decided to ‘call out’ longtime PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-7 UFC)....