MENU
#UFC 216 #Conor McGregor #Nick Diaz #Rizin 7 #Tony Ferguson #Nate Diaz #GSP #Quinton Jackson #Kevin Lee #Michael Bisping


According to multiple reports Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will square off against the newly crowned light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at in October.

According to the reports Rua had been in Las Vegas meeting with UFC officials to work on a new contract for the former PRIDE superstar.

Rua has had his share of ups and downs since joining the UFC after the organization purchased PRIDE back in 2007. He lost his debut to Forrest Griffin at UFC 76 in September of 2007 and then underwent two knee surgeries that would keep him out of action until this past January when he defeated 44 year old Mark Coleman via third round TKO at UFC 93. Although the two were awarded a “Fight of the Night” bonus the bout was universally criticized as were both combatants. The two fighters seemed gassed by the middle of the first round and the fact that it took Rua just under the full 15 minutes to put a guy away who was not only 16 years older than he was but had not fought in over two years did not leave a good impression at all.

Rua went on to score a first round TKO over an aging Chuck Liddell at UFC 97 in April.

Machida of course is coming off a resounding knockout of the previously undefeated light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans last Saturday night at UFC 98. Machida, who was criticized in the beginning of his UFC career for being too elusive and boring, has now become one of the most feared fighters as well as one of the most exciting competitors as well. He earned his second “Knockout of the Night” bonus in his bout with Evans as he ran his UFC record to 7-0. His overall record now stands at an outstanding 15-0. He has defeated the likes of Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn and Stephan Bonnar outside of the octagon. His victims in the UFC include Rameau Thierry Sokodjou, Tito Ortiz, and Thiago Silva to name a few.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Lyoto Machida Fights

  • a year ago
  • 1904 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Mackenzie Dern Makes Her Flyweight Debut in October at LFA 24 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 41 views

Highly touted prospect and multi-time grappling champion Mackenzie Dern will make her return to mixed martial arts in October except this time she will do so as a flyweight. Dern has been one of the read news >>

MMA's week out of the cage: Jedrzejczyk's multiple magazine covers, Conor Jr.'s custom kicks

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

Check out the best social media posts from fighters and their lives outside of the cage in the past week.Filed under: News read news >>

Dana White Responds to Reports of Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 3 at UFC 219 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 52 views

Conor McGregor may very well be plotting his return to the Octagon but reports that he's agreed to meet Nate Diaz at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 are premature. Several outlets began reporting over the weekend read news >>

Mayweather vs. McGregor Expected to Fall Short of Pay-Per-View Record | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 44 views

The Mayweather vs. McGregor pay-per-view in the U.S. is expected to fall just short of the record. read news >>

Injury-Free Pat Curran Aching to Overcome a Broken Couple of Years at Bellator 184 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 6 views

On October 6 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Pat Curran (22-7) takes on John Teixeira (21-2-2) in a main card 145-pound bout at Bellator 184. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje Expected at UFC 218 in Detroit | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC 218 in Detroit just landed a potential 'Fight of the Year' candidate. Following a season coaching opposite of each other on "The Ultimate Fighter", former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez i read news >>

Watch the Bellator 184 Weigh-in Live at Noon ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 9 views

Bellator 184 takes place at Noon ET on Friday, October 6 in at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. read news >>

Paul Felder gives Tony Ferguson edge over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 thanks to experience – and crazy

  • 9 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC lightweight and newly minted MMA analyst Paul Felder gives Tony Ferguson the edge over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 in part thanks to craziness.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Full UFC 216 salaries: New champ Tony Ferguson gets $500K of event's $2.1-million payout

  • 8 days ago
  • 45 views

Newly crowned interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was the top earner at Saturday’s UFC 216 event.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Lyoto Machida, Johny Hendricks, Michael Johnson

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Lyoto Machida, Johny Hendricks and Michael Johnson.Filed under: News, Videos read news >>