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 UFC light heavyweight champion discussed his knockout victory and what fans can expect next in a backstage interview with the UFC last night. (See the above video).
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In case you missed last night’s Rua vs. Villante fight, the full play-by-play from the scrap can be found below.
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.
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!