mauricio rua

December 1st, 2018
Staff

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2018 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 35 events thus far, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

March 7th, 2017
Matty

Despite his strong desire to return to welterweight, former TUF champion Kelvin Gastelum (13-2) will continue his run at middleweight when he takes on Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort (25-13) in his home country at UFC Fight Night 106 this Saturday (March 11, 2017) in Fortaleza, Brazil. Gastelum versus Belfort is the headliner on a 12-bout card…

October 10th, 2015
Betting Bruiser

With the announcement last month of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s successful shoulder surgery, the Brazilian legend has continued his legacy of becoming a mixed martial arts (MMA) medical marvel. It’s beyond evident that Shogun is injury prone. However, with the amount of punishment he’s received, many may consider it amazing that’s he’s not only still alive to talk…

March 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

A rematch of of the MMA’s all-time greatest fights will take place this summer down in Brazil. The UFC announced over the weekend that light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will square off at UFC 190, which takes place August 1 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event…

November 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This weekend saw another two UFC cards, and despite having similar makeups, the events couldn’t have ended up more different. On Friday night, the card from Sydney, Australia aired on UFC Fight Pass, moved along swiftly, and saw a UFC record set as each of the eleven fights ended inside the distance. Saturday’s card from…

March 21st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 38 light heavyweight Dan Henderson as he prepares for his main event bout on Sunday night (March 23, 2014) against former UFC champion  Mauricio Rua at the Ginásio Nélio Dias in Natal, Brazil. The former Pride and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion faced defeated Rua in his…

December 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 33 took place Friday night in Brisbane, Australia, and the card turned out to be an overall surprise that provided a number of upsets that not many people saw coming. Oh, and one of the best heavyweight fights in UFC history. Overall from a betting perspective, four favorites and six underdogs won, while…

December 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 33 takes place tonight live from Brisbane, Australia, and as always the fight card presents a number of opportunities to make some money, especially when it comes to prop bets. Below, I’ve listed five prop bets that I believe have a good chance of hitting, and that you should consider when finalizing…

December 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 33 Date: December 7, 2013 (in Australia) December 6 (in US) Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Light Heavyweight bout: James Te Huna (-130) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+110) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event this Friday night (in North America) of UFC Fight Night 33 on FOX Sports 1 will…

December 4th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Despite a full slate this weekend that will see cards from the likes of World Series of Fighting, Invicta, Legacy and Cage Warriors, one card will garner the lion’s share of the attention as usual and that’s the UFC Fight Night 33 card. Interestingly enough, prior to the main card airing fans are about as…

December 2nd, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This Friday night (or Saturday morning, depending on your location) the UFC will make its return to the land down under, and it brings a card that is tailored to the local audience, but still high on appeal no matter where you live. Fan favorite Mark Hunt headlines the card, as he takes on massive…

November 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 33: HUNT VS. SILVA Date: Dec. 7, 2013 Location: Brisbane, Australia Broadcast: FOX Sports 1 UFC Light Heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (-160) Profile: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8) came into the UFC in 2007 as one of the most hyped light heavyweights in history. At that point in time, he was the incoming Pride Middleweight Grand Prix…

August 20th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Unlike some of the recent events held by the UFC, this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26 had multiple fights that were relevant to the rankings, and some of the results shook things up a little bit. First, in the Heavyweight division, Travis Browne makes the biggest jump of anyone this week, moving from 11…

August 18th, 2013
Miguel

Last night at the UFC’s Fight Night 26 event airing from Boston, resident trash talker extraordinaire Chael Sonnen took out opponent Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua with a deep guillotine choke in the opening round. Sonnen showed that he can hang with and beat Light Heavyweight competition not named Jon Jones, and with this being the first…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Light Heavyweight bout: Chael Sonnen (-125) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+105) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 26 brings us a light heavyweight match-up between the smart talking elite wrestler Chael Sonnen and hard-hitting knockout artist Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen is barely the favorite at -125 ($125 to win $100) with the…

August 17th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The UFC ‘Fight Night’ series returns this coming Saturday as the organization plays a key role in launching the Fox network’s new sports channel, Fox Sports 1. A total of six hours of live UFC fights will air in an effort to bring attention to the new station. The card will be headlined by a…

August 17th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

A sterling card from top-to-bottom awaits MMA fans on Saturday night, as the UFC makes its debut on Fox Sports 1 with UFC Fight Night 26. While the card lacks a true elite-level main event, it more than makes up for it with the incredible depth and matchmaking which should bring us competitive and exciting…

March 15th, 2013
Matty

UFC 161: June 15, 2013 MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Mauricio Rua (-150) Profile: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7) has suffered more than half of his losses in his last seven fights, with two of the three coming with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line. The 30-year-old Brazilian lost…

July 9th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on Fox 4 Opening Odds: Mauricio Rua (-290) vs Brandon Vera (+220)