Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Head-to-Toe Breakdown
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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will meet again nearly eight years after their first encounter in PRIDE.

Shogun took the first exciting fight by unanimous decision, and advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix. The Chute Boxe fighter would go on to claim the tournament title and shoot up the 205-pound rankings.

Eight years later, they are both still ranked in the Top 10. In the official UFC rankings, Nogueira comes in at No. 5 and Shogun is right behind at No. 6.

This rematch will help one fighter get closer to a title shot, and send the loser back down a ladder they may never get to climb again. It is a crucial meeting in the light heavyweight division.

Let's break down the rematch between Shogun and Minotouro.

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