1. Can Shogun Rua Find His Former Pride Champion Self at Middleweight?

    Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has been fighting for over a decade and, while still fairly young at 32 years old, wins have been hard to come by. On November 8, Rua took on late replacement Ovince St...

    Bradley Popkin Written by Bradley Popkin about 1 month ago 700 reads 10 comments

  2. Tim Kennedy Warns Shogun a Drop to Middleweight 'Is a Very Bad Idea'

    Top-10 UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy says that it would be a bad career move for former Pride and UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio Rua to cut down to 185 pounds. "Shogun," who suffered the most one-sided loss of his career against Ovince St..

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 9,158 reads 50 comments

  3. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Says He Isn't Done Yet, Hints at Weight Class Change

    Despite losing four of his past five fights, including getting starched by up-and-comer Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 56 on Saturday, Mauricio Rua says he's going to soldier on...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 6,017 reads 38 comments

  4. Twitter Reactions to OSP's Shocking TKO Win over Shogun Rua

    A passionate and patriotic Brazilian crowd was reduced to silence at UFC Fight Night 56 as Ovince St. Preux made quick work of former light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 1 month ago 7,205 reads 4 comments

  5. An Open Letter to Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: Please Stop Fighting

    Dear Mauricio, May I call you Mauricio? Calling you by your first name seems a little weird because I have spent years referring to you by your last name and your nickname, pretty much exclusively...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,377 reads 73 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 56 Bonuses: Ovince St. Preux Pockets $50K for 'Shogun' KO

    Top-10 UFC light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux notched the biggest win of his career Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 56, where he needed just 34 seconds to TKO ex-PRIDE/UFC champ Mauricio Rua ...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 223 reads 1 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 56: Is It Time for 'Shogun' to Be Protected from Himself?

    Another night, another MMA veteran has arrived at a career crossroads. After being dispatched in under a minute by Ovince St...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 5,490 reads 16 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 56: Ovince St. Preux Clears the Room with Quick KO of Shogun Rua

    Moments after scoring the biggest win of his MMA career on Saturday night, Ovince St. Preux stood in the cage addressing an arena full of empty seats. St...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 9,033 reads 21 comments

  9. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 56

    Any time a legend like Mauricio Rua steps into the Octagon, the eyes of the MMA community are going to follow. Shogun returned to his native country on Saturday to put on a show for the fighting faithful in Brazil...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 9,036 reads 10 comments

  10. Shogun Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux: What We Learned from Light Heavyweight Tilt

    Ovince Saint Preux was in the right place at the right time. He jumped at the opportunity to take a short-notice bout against Mauricio Rua and walked out of the Octagon with a 34-second victory on Saturday...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 1 month ago 9,586 reads 23 comments

  11. Shogun Rua vs. Anderson Silva? Rua Would Accept Fight If UFC Asked

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua is going to coach Season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil opposite ex-longtime middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva , and ...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 2,725 reads 4 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. St. Preux Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions, More

    It's going to be a UFC-heavy weekend. A night after UFC Fight Night 55 takes place in Australia, the 56th version of the series will get underway in Uberlandia , Brazil...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 1 month ago 1,311 reads 1 comments

  13. Shogun Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday, the UFC goes to Brazil with UFC Fight Night 56. The headline fight on this card is a light heavyweight matchup between former champ Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Strikeforce vet Ovince "OSP" Saint Preux ...

    Tim McTiernan Written by Tim McTiernan about 1 month ago 2,069 reads 3 comments

  14. From Champion to Journeyman: Shogun Rua Shows No Signs of Wanting to Quit

    Mauricio “Shogun” Rua doesn ’t want to hear it, but the voices are getting louder. Cast around at the headlines leading up to Rua ’s main event fight against Ovince St...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 4,760 reads 15 comments

  15. 3 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Nights 55 and 56

    The UFC is back on the grind this weekend with two free events. UFC Fight Night 55 starts your weekend from Sydney, Australia with a top-10 middleweight matchup between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 10,353 reads 23 comments

  16. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux: Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    On the heels of damaging losses, Top 15 light heavyweights Mauricio Rua and Ovince Saint Preux will look to get back into the win column against one another on Saturday. In March, Shogun met Dan Henderson in a rematch...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 1 month ago 6,140 reads 22 comments

  17. Anderson Silva, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua to Coach on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4

    Longtime former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Pride legend and former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua have been announced as the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 11,212 reads 23 comments

  18. Jimi Manuwa Out, Ovince St. Preux in Against 'Shogun' Rua at UFC Fight Night 56

    With just days ahead of the fight, British striker Jimi Manuwa has withdrawn from his UFC Fight Night 56 main event bout with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua . Taking his place is Strikeforce alumnus Ovince St...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 6,132 reads 16 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun Rua Focused on Jimi Manuwa, No Thoughts of Retiring

    Few fighters in the history of mixed martial arts can match resumes with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The MMA legend has won both Pride and UFC titles over the course of his storied ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 6,775 reads 15 comments

  20. Alistair Overeem and 4 UFC Fighters Most in Need of a Victory

    All fighters age. Sometimes, even those in their prime lose a step or are unable to compete with today’s blend of diverse mixed martial artists...

    Clinton Bullock Written by Clinton Bullock about 3 months ago 8,932 reads 14 comments

  21. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: My Mother and Wife Want Me to Retire

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua has never been able to replicate the same success in the Octagon that he had in the Pride ring, but he plans to keep fighting despite a 1-3 record in his past four fights...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 4 months ago 8,494 reads 46 comments

  22. Shogun Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa Targeted for UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil

    Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa is being eyed for UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil. Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC is looking to make the light heavyweight contest on UFC Tonight ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 4 months ago 773 reads 3 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 12 Results: 3 Fights for Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to Take Next

    Well then. That didn't go very well. After 18 months of waiting to get back into the Octagon, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira might as well have stayed home...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 months ago 8,864 reads 62 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun Rua and the Blurry Line Between Success and Failure

    There is a moment at UFC Fight Night 38 when all Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ’s dreams are about to come true. It ’ s late in the first round, and he’s defending a frenzied attack from Dan Henderson ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 11,724 reads 37 comments

  25. Hendo vs. Shogun: The Lost Art of the Sneaker

    I want to take a look at something that is both painfully absent from most fights and very much in vogue at the moment following Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua II: striking out of the clinch...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 14,538 reads 34 comments