The black belt in Bjj, former Pride Mw and Ufc light-Hw champion Mauricio Shogun Rua entered this fight with a mma record of 26-11-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.25 light heavyweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Anthony Smith (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith) and beating Tyson Pedro (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Tyson Pedro).
His opponent, Paul Craig, has an official record of 12-4-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.66 in the same weight class. He has already fought three times in 2019 beating Kennedy Nzechukwu and Vinicius Moreira Castro, but between these two fights he lost to Alonzo Menifield. Shogun Rua vs Craig is on the undercard of Jan Blachowicz vs Ronaldo Jacare Souza – UFC Fight Night 164 (UFC on ESPN+ 22); they also faced each other a second time on November 21, 2020 (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Paul Craig 2). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 164: Blachowicz vs. Jacare
Where: Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Shogun’s previous fight: Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Tyson Pedro
Shogun’s next fight: Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 3
Shogun Rua vs Craig Fight Video:
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