The black belt in Bjj, former Pride Mw and Ufc light-Hw champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua entered this fight with a pro mma record of 24-10-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). He suffered two consecutive losses in 2014, against Dan Henderson (=Shogun vs Henderson 2) and Ovince St Preux (=Shogun Rua vs St Preux), but then he has beat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (=Shogun vs Nogueira 2) and Corey Anderson (=Rua vs Anderson).
His opponent, Gian Villante, has a record of 15-7-0 (80% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year losing to Ilir Latifi (=Latifi vs Villante) and defeating Saparbek Safarov. Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Gian Villante is on the undercard of Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum – UFC Fight Night 106. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs Gastelum
Where: Centro de Formacao Olímpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC Fight Night 106 fight card (main fights):
Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum
Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Gian Villante
Edson Barboza vs Beneil Dariush
Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ray Borg
Tim Means vs Alex Oliveira 2
Francisco Trinaldo vs Kevin Lee
Rua’s previous fight: Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Corey Anderson
Villante’s next fight: Gian Villante vs Patrick Cummins
Rua vs Villante Fight Video:
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