The black belt in Bjj, former Pride Mw and Ufc light-Hw champion Mauricio Shogun Rua entered this fight with a professional mma record of 27-11-1 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.24 light heavyweight in the world. He lost to Anthony Smith in 2018 (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith) but then he has collected one draw, the first fight with Paul Craig (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Paul Craig I), and two victories, the last one with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 3).
His opponent, Paul Craig, has an official record of 13-4-1 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.44 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Alonzo Menifield last year but then he has won over Vinicius Moreira Castro and Gadzhimurad Antigulov; between these two fights he tied with Mauricio Rua. Craig vs Rua 2 is on the undercard of Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez – UFC 255. Watch the video and rate this fight!