Former UFC and PRIDE champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) will meet controversial and charismatic light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen (28-13-1, fighting out of West Linn, Ore.) on Saturday, August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The main event highlights an action-packed card that will serve as the inaugural live sports [...]
August is heating up for the UFC as the fight promotion has announced two new headlining summer fights. UFC 164 and the first UFC on FS1 now have main-events and fans will be able to see one of the more intriguing 2013 fights for free.
It seems as though mixed martial arts (MMA) fans in Winnipeg, Canada, just can't seem to catch an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) break.
UFC 161: "Barao vs. Wineland" appeared to be a sleeper pay-per-view (PPV) event, with an interim Bantamweight title on the line in the main event at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 15, 2013. However, Renan Barao...
Too bad, so sad.
Chael Sonnen, perhaps the most willing and game fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA) today, once again volunteered his short-notice services to plug a gaping Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight card hole when Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of his upcoming Light Heavyweight rematch with Mauricio Rua.
"Lil Nog" was expected to take on "...
Seven weeks after being thrashed in the first round against Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen appears to be jumping right back into the octagon. A new report indicates that Sonnen will step in for injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on just two weeks notice to battle Shogun Rua at UFC 161.R
Here's the long and the short of it - • 6.2.13 (Sometime in the evening - eastern standard time) Globo, rough translation below, reports that Lil' Nog will be forced to withdraw from his rematch with 'Shogun' Rua:On his 37th birthday, the light-heavyweight Brazilian Rogerio Nogueira had to deal with an unpleasant situation: he will be forced to give up his rematch...
The sports section of Brazilian news portal Globo.com is reporting that the proposed bout between “the Gangster from West Lynn” and “Shogun” has now been set for UFC 161.
The UFC has yet to confirm this, though an official word will likely come down before tomorrow’s conference call.
Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) is a polarizing figure with the UFC, with his grinding attack and...
The UFC is going all out for its next UFC on Fox broadcast! The event televised on the Fox network will feature a UFC championship fight, the return of a legend, and two up and coming stars all on December 8 for free!
Mauricio RuaVitals6'0" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)76" reach, OrthodoxNovember 25, 1981Record20-6 (UFC: 4-4)Current Streak1 straight lossTrainingBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-JitsuChampionships Held2005 PRIDE Middleweight (205 lbs) Grand Prix ChampionUFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2010-2011 (zero successful title defenses)
Strengths- lethal, aggressive striker- incredible...
ONE FOR THE AGES
One of the most gruesome and bloody fights in UFC history ended with Dan Henderson beating Shogun Rua by unanimous decision. Many are calling it the most exciting match ever.