The black belt in Bjj, former Pride Mw and Ufc light-Hw champion Mauricio Shogun Rua entered this fight with a professional record of 26-11-1 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.27 light heavyweight in the world. He lost to Anthony Smith in 2018 (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith) but then he has beat Tyson Pedro (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Tyson Pedro) and he has tied with Paul Craig (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Paul Craig).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, has a mma record of 23-9-0 (61% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.26 in the same weight class but he won just two out of his last six fights, the last one with Sam Alvey in 2018 (Sam Alvey vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira); after this bout he has been defeated by Ryan Spann (Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs Ryan Spann). In their two previous bouts Rua had beat Nogueira, both via unanimous decision (Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 2); this third fight is on the undercard of Robert Whittaker vs Darren Till – UFC on ESPN 14 (UFC Fight Island). Watch the video and rate this fight!