UFC Confirms Shogun Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa as Brazil Headliner

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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