UFC Fight Night 33 Results: Shogun Rua Scores Brutal First-Round Knockout

December 6, 2013
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Shogun Rua vs James Te Huna UFCFN33Coming into the fight, many saw former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as damaged goods, but he proved the doubters wrong, scoring a highlight-reel knockout over James Te Huna in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday night.

Shogun started on the front foot, landing a right hand on Te Huna, before throwing stinging leg kicks. As Te Huna came forward to land a shot, he was crumbled to the mat by a short left hand on the inside from Shogun.

He was knocked out cold at 1:03 of round one.

“I really want to thank everyone here for their support,” Shogun said after the fight. “James Te Huna is a very tough fighter, very good striker, and I knew he could come aggressive.”

The win keeps the career of the 32-year-old Brazilian alive on the back of two consecutive losses, while Te Huna is now riding a two-fight losing streak after losses to Glover Teixeira and now Rua.

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  • Chicago

    BOOM!

  • DjSaneR

    Perfectly timed left.

  • fsunoles10

    pretty brutal ko, dont exactly know why shogun was the underdog but im sure a lot of people including me won on that one.

  • Chase Brian Beebe

    now ‘cereal killer’ can stfu

    • TheCerealKiller

      Zing!