The black belt in Bjj, former Pride Mw and Ufc light-Hw champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua entered this fight with a record of 23-10-0 (87% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 light heavyweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three bouts, against Dan Henderson (=Shogun vs Henderson 2) and Ovince St Preux (=Shogun Rua vs St Preux); after this bout he beat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (=Shogun vs Nogueira 2).
His opponent, the Tuf 19 tournament winner Corey Anderson, has an mma record of 8-1-0 (38% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won by submission) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss in 2015, against Gian Villante, after this fight he has won three consecutive bouts beating Tom Lawlor in 2016 (=Anderson vs Lawlor). Shogun Rua vs Anderson is on the undercard of Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic – UFC 198. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic
Where: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC 198 fight card (main fights):
Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic
Vitor Belfort vs Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza
Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino vs Leslie Smith
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs Corey Anderson
Warlley Alves vs Bryan Barberena
Demian Maia vs Matt Brown
Shogun’s previous fight: Mauricio Rua vs Rogerio Nogueira 2
Anderson’s previous fight: Corey Anderson vs Tom Lawlor
Anderson’s next fight: Corey Anderson vs Sean O’Connell
Rua’s next fight: Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Gian Villante
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