UFC Confirms Shogun Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa as Brazil Headliner

September 7, 2014
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Shogun RuaThe Ultimate Fighting Championship this week confirmed a rumored bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Jimi Manuwa would headline the promotion’s Nov. 8 UFC Fight Night event in Uberlândia, Brazil.

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Rua (22-9) last fought last in March against Dan Henderson in a rematch of their epic first bout from 2011. The results of both fights were the same with Henderson taking the win, but the second bout featured Henderson finishing Shogun in memorable fashion with a massive right hand that led to the technical knockout. Rua broke his nose from the massive blow.

Manuwa (14-1) was on a rise through the weight class before his last bout, a meeting with top contender Alexander Gustafsson. In the fight, Manuwa went to the second round before suffering the TKO and his first career loss.

UFC Fight Night Brazil also features Rafael Cavalcante vs. Ovince St. Preux and Ian McCall vs. John Lineker.

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  • elvi

    i love shogun man, i really do, and he just might win this, and thats great which is why its a shame that he is still fairly young but unfortunately the man is in the wanderlei and dan henderson bracket for me, he did it all, lived up to his potential maybe peak a little to early but still he his washed up and his glory days are LONG…… gone, and just like a wanderlei lose it hurts to watch, i understand people need to work and pay bills but have some dignity man call it quits to a great career! move on open a gym! maybe go down to middle weight cus he is getting knocked out easy like forrest griffin in his last fights, im just saying cus i care is all

    • cs

      I agree with most of what you say but he’s nothing like griffin. Griffin was practically crippled. Shogun is just eating MEGA bombs. I’m actually surprised he ate those h bombs without going to sleep. I do think he would be able to last a little longer at 185 though. Give him credit though. He still has a solid chin. I don’t think griffin can even sneeze without taking pain killers.

  • TheCerealKiller

    I hope Jimi gets the KO.