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

December 6, 2013

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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