Mauricio
Rua
22-9-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 32 fights.
Record: 22-9-0
Summary: Very aggressive, excellent background in Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu, strength

Fighter Info

Nickname: Shogun
From: Curitiba Brazil
Fights Out Of: Curitiba Brazil
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
953
52% Successful
497
Types of Successful Strikes
0
497
57% Standing
23%
20%
284
114
99
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
43
40% Successful
17
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
18
0
Takedown Defense
38
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Mauricio Rua Nov 8, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Jimi Manuwa -- -- -- --
Loss
Mauricio Rua Mar 23, 2014
48 1 0 2 R3 KO/TKO
Dan Henderson 23 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua Dec 6, 2013
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
James Te Huna 1 0 0 0
Loss
Mauricio Rua Aug 17, 2013
0 0 0 0 R1 Submission
Chael Sonnen 5 2 2 3
Loss
Mauricio Rua Dec 8, 2012
41 1 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alexander Gustafsson 72 6 0 2
Win
Mauricio Rua Aug 4, 2012
68 4 0 6 R4 KO/TKO
Brandon Vera 67 1 1 1
Loss
Mauricio Rua Nov 19, 2011
96 5 1 8 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Dan Henderson 77 1 1 2
Win
Mauricio Rua Aug 27, 2011
16 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Forrest Griffin 3 0 0 0
Mauricio Rua Mar 19, 2011
9 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Jon Jones 75 3 0 4
Lyoto Machida May 8, 2010
9 2 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua 17 0 0 1
Lyoto Machida Oct 24, 2009
35 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Mauricio Rua 80 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua Apr 18, 2009
24 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Chuck Liddell 8 1 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua Jan 17, 2009
62 1 2 1 R3 KO/TKO
Mark Coleman 31 7 0 1
Loss
Forrest Griffin Sep 22, 2007
66 2 3 5 R3 Submission
Mauricio Rua 27 5 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE 33: The Second Coming
Feb 24, 2007
9 1 1 0 R1 KO/TKO
Alistair Overeem 9 1 0 1
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Shockwave 2006
Dec 31, 2006
68 8 2 20 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kazuhiro Nakamura 25 2 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal
Oct 21, 2006
0 0 5 0 R1 Submission
Kevin Randleman 0 1 0 1
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
16 3 1 6 R1 KO/TKO
Cyrille Diabate 6 0 0 0
Loss
Mark Coleman
PRIDE 31: Unbreakable
Feb 26, 2006
0 2 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua 0 0 1 0
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
12 1 1 2 R1 KO/TKO
Ricardo Arona 2 2 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
26 0 0 6 R1 KO/TKO
Alistair Overeem 18 2 1 3
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
Jun 26, 2005
70 7 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 31 0 1 1
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Total Elimination 2005
Apr 23, 2005
48 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Rampage Jackson 8 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE 29: Fists Of Fire
Feb 20, 2005
16 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Hiromitsu Kanehara 1 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Bushido 5
Oct 14, 2004
26 0 1 6 R1 KO/TKO
Yasuhito Namekawa 1 0 1 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
63 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Akihiro Gono 11 1 0 1
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Bushido 1
Oct 5, 2003
22 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Akira Shoji 4 2 1 3
Win
Mauricio Rua
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
21 0 1 2 R2 KO/TKO
Erick Wanderlei 5 2 1 3
Loss
Renato Sobral
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
9 4 5 4 R3 Submission
Mauricio Rua 16 0 1 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
Meca 9
Aug 1, 2003
21 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Evangelista Santos 8 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
Meca 8
May 16, 2003
7 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Angelo Antonio 1 0 0 0
Win
Mauricio Rua
Meca 7
Nov 8, 2002
32 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rafael Freitas 8 3 0 2

Biography

TRAINING: Usually I do two training sessions per day, either Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, MMA, S&C or Wrestling, and rest in between the sessions. Wake up, breakfast, supplements, get my gear ready, go to the gym, train hard, supplements, eat, rest, wake up, eat, supplements, get my gear ready, train hard, supplements, eat, sleep and it loops through the week.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started to train when I was 16 years old (1997), following in the steps of my older brother Murilo Ninja. For sure, I started to train because of him, and I went to the Chute Boxe Academy to watch him train.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. PRIDE GRAND PRIX title in 2005 - It was a very difficult tournament and I beat some top guys to reach the title like Quinton Jackson, Rogerio Minotoro Nogueira and Ricardo Arona.

Do you have any heroes? My older brother Murilo Ninja is my hero. I'm a fighter today because of him; he was the guy that motivated me to get into the sport, and with my masters Rudimar Fedrigo and Rafael Cordeiro, they helped me to become a professional fighter.

What is your favorite technique? My background is Muay Thai but I like Jiu Jitsu too.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a dream coming true. I had the opportunity to fight in PRIDE two times in the USA, and the American fans are incredible. The noise and excitement of the crowd is fantastic, and I'm sure that I have the opportunity of my life in the hands. UFC is the number one event around the world and I'm working hard for the belt, which is my main goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to college. Here in Brazil the names are a little different. I finished the second degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a model here in Brazil, making some pictures, books and fashion parades for some brands. I enjoyed the experience, but to be honest I'm a fighter since I was 16.

-Only fighter to score back to back KO wins over UFC Hall of Famers (Coleman and Liddell). Also defeated a third Hall of Famer, Forrest Griffin, in 2011

 

-Has won 10 of his last 17 bouts.

 

-19 wins by KO or TKO; one win by submission (kneebar)

 

-12-1 in PRIDE, with wins over Quinton Jackson, Akihiro Gono, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem (twice), Ricardo Arona, Kevin Randleman, and Kazuhiro Nakamura.

 

-Decision win over Nogueira in 2005 (PRIDE) was one of the greatest fights in MMA history

Career

Trained With

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva
35-12-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell
21-8-0
( W-L-D )
Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida
21-5-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Lyoto Machida UFC® 113 MACHIDA vs SHOGUN 2
Win
Lyoto Machida UFC® 113 MACHIDA vs SHOGUN 2

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