Report: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Returns to UFC on April 19

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Bemin
1/10/08 1:33:08PM
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC), a former PRIDE standout who underwent knee surgery after a submission loss to Forrest Griffin in September, will return to the UFC at an April 19 event in Montreal, Canada.

The news comes from GracieMag.com, which recently interviewed the fighter about the launch of his new fight team. Rua recently severed ties with Chute Boxe, his longtime home.

There’s no word on Rua’s opponent for the April 19 event, which is expected to take place at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The event — the first ever to take place in Canada — will likely feature a title-unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and interim champ (and French Canadian) Georges St. Pierre.

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cmill21
1/10/08 2:03:29PM
Lucky quebecers get to see this great fighter along side GSP...Lucky buggers
tuvok500
1/10/08 2:24:23PM
LOL !!!

i am dreamimng or what ??

GSP / Serra

Sherck / BJ or Joe

Shogun / TBA

LOL !!!

GO montreal !!

jae_1833
1/10/08 2:49:20PM
I'd love to see a healthy Shogun battle Tito!
Then again the LHW Div has so many top comp that I'd basically love to see a healthy Shogun fight anybody!!!
StevieC
1/10/08 2:50:51PM

Posted by jae_1833

I'd love to see a healthy Shogun battle Tito!
Then again the LHW Div has so many top comp that I'd basically love to see a healthy Shogun fight anybody!!!



If Tito doesn't accept the fight with Machida then Machida should fight Shogun.
cmill21
1/10/08 2:59:26PM

Posted by StevieC


Posted by jae_1833

I'd love to see a healthy Shogun battle Tito!
Then again the LHW Div has so many top comp that I'd basically love to see a healthy Shogun fight anybody!!!



If Tito doesn't accept the fight with Machida then Machida should fight Shogun.



That would be a weird fight. We'd get to see Machida's clinch defense unless Shogun was still on a bumb wheel, then we'd just see him go for take downs and roll around lol.
jae_1833
1/10/08 3:17:52PM
How about Houston or Thiago for Shogun?
Daddyprimetime
1/10/08 3:24:06PM
Who ever Shogun fights I hope he does well. I like the guy even though I was glad Forrest got the win, I hope Shogun gets back on track and goes on a nice run in the UFC.
mrsmiley
1/10/08 3:30:35PM
I like the idea of him fighting Machida.
DevonFoxy
1/10/08 4:01:31PM
I think Chuck would be able to fight by then. Chuck vs Shogun would pretty much stack this card to the brim. Or if they add Jardine Chuck 2 to this card i would be impressed as well.
Soko comes to mind as well however I hope they give him a can to get his mojo back.
Boo_Radley21
1/10/08 4:26:59PM
I'd like to see him fight Chuck personally.
silverbullet
1/10/08 4:43:46PM
Hey how about a rematch against Forrest!
mrsmiley
1/10/08 4:53:00PM

Posted by silverbullet

Hey how about a rematch against Forrest!



I think Shogun is gonna have to come back and make a big statement before he gets another shot at Forrest.That's the worst Shogun has ever looked in a fight round 4 round,and I honestly think that while Shogun is an amazing fighter,I want to see him tackle on a few other opponents before he rushes back in with Forrest.
prozacnation1978
1/10/08 9:28:01PM
might be against evans or jardine i don't think tito would fight in canada he would wait till may possibility being in vegas again
cmill21
1/10/08 9:36:57PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

might be against evans or jardine i don't think tito would fight in canada he would wait till may possibility being in vegas again



Tito's been offered Machida, and I think if he says no he won't be offered much of anything.
mrsmiley
1/10/08 10:49:02PM
Their was a rumor on MMA fightline that Shogun wanted Ortiz in his next fight.Don't know if that will pan out though.
Mayhem13
1/10/08 11:11:25PM
I just want to see a healthy Shogun in the cage...I dont care who he is fighting.
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