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 throws Gian to the ground. Villante gets up and lands a hard left hand. Shogun returns fire with a good right. That shot seemed to hurt Gian. He backs up but then comes forward and lands a huge left hook that stuns the Brazilian. Shogun attempts to clinch. Gian shakes him off. Shogun circles and then fires off a right. He lands another counter right and then a jab to the body. Both men are swinging for the fences now. Shogun right a combination. Villante answers with a jab. Shogun misses with a wild right hand. He connects with a right and then a left that drops Gian. Villante gets back up but Shogun tags him with another right. Gian backs up and circles away. Shogun presses forward and lands a body shot followed by a left upstairs. He throws a leg kick that connects. Gian responds with a jab o his own. Round one comes to an end as Shogun lands a combination.
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Round two begins and Shogun starts things off with a leg kick. Both men connect with left hooks. Gian pressing forward but he eats a right hand. Shogun fires off a leg kick. Both men trade jabs. Shogun goes over the top with a right hand. Villante cirles out. Mauricio partially connects with a right hand. He attacks the legs of Gian with a pair of kicks. Villante lands a good left. He charges forward and unloads a combination on Shogun. Rua fires back with a right hand. He presses forward and lands another. Gian with a leg kick but Rua counters with a big right. Shogun goes to the body with a punch. He follows that up with a right hand upstairs. Gian lands a left hook that backs Shogun up. He shoots in and scores a takedown but Rua quickly gets back up to his feet and lands a right. Shogun with an uppercut that sends Gian to the floor. He was off balance however, and is quickly back to his feet. One minute remains. Shogun with a right hand and Gian responds with an uppercut. Villante using some faints now. Shogun goes to the body with a kick and then circles out. Shogun lands a big right hand to close out round two.
Round three begins and Gian fires off a right hand to start. He presses forward with a jab but Shogun replies with a right hand over the top. Rua connects with a right hand that wobbles Villante. He immediately presses forward with shots. Body then to the head from Rua. He drops Villante and this one is over! Wow!
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