Mauricio
Rua
22-10-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #10 Light Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 32 fights.
Record: 22-10-0
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: 33
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
956
52% Successful
499
Types of Successful Strikes
0
499
57% Standing
23%
20%
286
114
99
Striking Defense
55
%
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
45
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Mauricio Rua
Aug 1, 2015
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Loss
Mauricio Rua
Nov 8, 2014
2
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Mauricio Rua
Mar 23, 2014
48
23
1
0
0
0
2
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Dec 6, 2013
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Mauricio Rua
Aug 17, 2013
0
5
0
2
0
2
0
3
R1 Submission
Loss
Mauricio Rua
Dec 8, 2012
41
72
1
6
1
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mauricio Rua
Aug 4, 2012
68
67
4
1
0
1
6
1
R4 KO/TKO
Loss
Mauricio Rua
Nov 19, 2011
96
77
5
1
1
1
8
2
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mauricio Rua
Aug 27, 2011
16
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua
Mar 19, 2011
9
75
0
3
0
0
0
4
R3 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua
May 8, 2010
9
17
2
0
0
0
2
1
R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua
Oct 24, 2009
35
80
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mauricio Rua
Apr 18, 2009
24
8
0
1
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Jan 17, 2009
62
31
1
7
2
0
1
1
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Mauricio Rua
Sep 22, 2007
66
27
2
5
3
0
5
0
R3 Submission
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE 33: The Second Coming
Feb 24, 2007
9
9
1
1
1
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Shockwave 2006
Dec 31, 2006
68
25
8
2
2
0
20
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal
Oct 21, 2006
0
0
0
1
5
0
0
1
R1 Submission
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute
Sep 10, 2006
16
6
3
0
1
0
6
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE 31: Unbreakable
Feb 26, 2006
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua
Ricardo Arona
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
12
2
1
2
1
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
26
18
0
2
0
1
6
3
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
Jun 26, 2005
70
31
7
0
0
1
4
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Total Elimination 2005
Apr 23, 2005
48
8
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Hiromitsu Kanehara
PRIDE 29: Fists Of Fire
Feb 20, 2005
16
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Yasuhito Namekawa
PRIDE Bushido 5
Oct 14, 2004
26
1
0
0
1
1
6
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
63
11
0
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Akira Shoji
PRIDE Bushido 1
Oct 5, 2003
22
4
0
2
0
1
0
3
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Erick Wanderlei
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
21
5
0
2
1
1
2
3
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Mauricio Rua
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
9
16
4
0
5
1
4
0
R3 Submission
Win
Mauricio Rua
Meca 9
Aug 1, 2003
21
8
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Angelo Antonio
Meca 8
May 16, 2003
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Mauricio Rua
Rafael Freitas
Meca 7
Nov 8, 2002
32
8
1
3
0
0
0
2
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: There is not a day like the other, but usually I would do at least two training sessions per day, and sometimes three, including strength and conditioning, Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and MMA.

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? 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)

•    Has won eight of his last 11 bouts.

•    17 wins by KO or TKO; one win by submission

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

•    Won KO of the Night award for wins over Machida and Liddell, and Fight of the Night for win over Coleman

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
22-5-0
( 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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