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CURITIBA, BRAZIL - MAY 14: Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua of Brazil celebrates after defeating Corey Anderson in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
"Shogun"

Mauricio Rua

Light Heavyweight Division • 27-13-1 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 21
    Wins by Knockout
  • 1
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 51% 51%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1344
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2639
Grappling accuracy 49% 49%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
21
Takedowns Attempted
105
3.57
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.77
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
2.03
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.72
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
54
%
Sig. Str. Defense
48
%
Takedown Defense
0.88
Knockdown Ratio
09:11
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
755 (56%)
Clinch
253 (19%)
Ground
336 (25%)

Sig. Str. by target

61% 816 Head 19% 253 Body 20% 275 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
21 (78%)
DEC
5 (19%)
SUB
1 (4%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Rua vs Saint Preux

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Split
  • Win

    Rua vs Nogueira

    Round
    3
    Time
    04:59
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Curitiba, Brazil
Fighting style
Muay Thai
Age
40
Height
73.00
Weight
205.50
Octagon Debut
Sep. 22, 2007
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
40.50
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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua of Brazil prepares to fight Ovince Saint Preux in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC 274 event at Footprint Center on May 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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Shogun Rua of Brazil punches Ovince Saint Preux in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC 274 event at Footprint Center on May 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)