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Morning Matchmaker: Serious questions at light heavyweight, middleweight

Ovince Saint Preux knocked out a legend in 34 seconds. What does that mean for his light heavyweight ranking? Luke Rockhold punished rival Michael Bisping. Does he get a title shot next? Mauricio "Shogun" Rua suffered the worst loss of his career. Is it time to hang up the gloves? We'll try to answer those questions and more in this edition of Morning Matchmaker. OVINCE SAINT PREUX...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

System Shock: OSP KO’s Shogun in Uberlândia

In the world of MMA, Brazilian fighting hero Maurcio Shogun Rua is without question a first ballot hall of famer. Fight fans in Uberlandia, Brazil had a unique opportunity to see that legend in action at UFC Fight Night 56 last night, where he was reduced to nothing more than the biggest feather in Ovince St. Preux’s cap, and it only took 34 seconds. This fight wasn’t even supposed...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux Picks

  Last Event Winner: Nolan Howell/Luke Irwin (7-4) Yearly Standings: Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692 Ben Kohn: 149-72 .674 Josh Hall: 35-21 .625 TC Engel: 87-53 .621 Luke Irwin: 230-147 .610 Earl Montclair: 111-72 .607 Nolan Howell: 159-106 .600 Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545 Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455 Light Heavyweight Bout: Mauricio Rua (22-9) vs. Ovince St. Preux (16-6) Luke Irwin: Unlike Rockhold...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauricio Rua facing crucial point of career at UFC Fight Night 56

Once again, an injury has created opportunity within MMA’s leading promotion, and in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux will look to capitalize on that opportunity when he enters the octagon for a light heavyweight tilt against Mauricio Rua and a chance to beat one of the best that’s ever fought at 205-pounds. Originally, Rua...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 56 Quick Picks

UFC Fight Night 56 takes place in Brazil this Saturday night and we’ve got our quick picks for all the fights below. — Main Card: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux Shogun’s definitely past his best at this stage and showing the effects of the wars he’s been in over the years, while OSP is still relatively fresh despite just being a year younger. However, Shogun is still...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 56 Fight Card

This weekend’s second UFC Fight Night event takes place on Saturday night in Brazil and we’ve got the full card for you below. Headlining this one is Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua who’ll be hoping to get back to winning ways against late replacement Ovince St. Preux. In the co-main event flyweight No.6 John Lineker goes up against current No.3 Ian McCall with a title shot potentially...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 38 Rewind: Hendo hangs on to bomb Shogun

Another week, another UFC. This time it was a Sunday night for a change but Brazil was the not-unusual venue for UFC Fight Night 38 which was held at the Ginásio Nélio Dias in Natal, Brazil – the promotions second visit to its South American stronghold this year.Headlining the evening's business was a rematch almost three years in the making between MMA legends Dan “Hendo...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fight Capsule: Relive Shogun and Hendo’s 2011 Deathmatch

The rematch you’ve all been waiting for is official. Two of the most storied fighters in this still very young history of the sport will lock horns once again tomorrow night and you better believe neither man is looking to repeat what happened the first time around. Both men want the KO and they want it early. Still, you would’ve thought that the magic these two men created together...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hendo vs. Shogun rematch headed for UFN 38 in Brazil

Shogun and Hendo pose immediately after their UFC 139 warA rematch of one of the greatest fights in UFC history appears to be coming to a free T.V. screen near you in March. According to the always reliable folks over at  Tatame, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Dan Henderson will be headlining UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil on March 23rd.The first time these two warriors met at UFC...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC rankings 12/9/13: Shogun Rua climbs following KO win in Australia

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's cracking first-round knockout win over James Te Huna in Australia has launched the former light heavyweight champion back into contention according to the latest version of the UFC Fighter Rankings. Released Monday, the new rankings – voted on by various members of the MMA media – feature Rua at No. 6 in the UFC's 205-pound weight class, up three spots...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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