‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Tyson Pedro announced for UFC Adelaide

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  1. Leafs Watcher

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    Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is heading into enemy territory to face a hungry up-and-coming fighter.

    Officials announced Tuesday that the former UFC light heavyweight champion will fight Australia’s own Tyson Pedro at UFC Adelaide on Dec. 2 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The bout was first reported by ESPN.

    This will be Rua’s first fight since seeing a three-fight win streak snapped at this past July. At UFC Hamburg, “Shogun” was knocked out in 89 seconds by Anthony Smith. The loss dropped Rua’s UFC record to an even 9-9 and his overall record to 25-11. Rua, 36, last fought in Australia on Dec. 7, 2013 when he recorded a 63-second KO of James Te-Huna at a show in Brisbane.

    ‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Tyson Pedro announced for UFC Adelaide
     
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  2. Onetrickpony

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    I wish the ufc would stop trying to kill shogun.
     
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  3. Dick Niaz

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    I feel like Shogun should take more time off. That was a nasty KO by Smith.
     
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  4. jason73

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    i would really like to see him fight rampage next
     
  5. RaginCajun

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    Shogun Rua is a promising young talent. I hope they don't push him too fast.
     
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    He needs to retire to bellator
     
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    He needs to retire to a nursing home
     
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    Someone already said Bellator.
     
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    I wish Shogun would stop trying to kill himself.
     
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  10. ENOCK

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    Shogun hasn't looked good for ages -- he's like Gomi ...they kept throwing him out there and he kept getting brutalized.

    Shogun already cemented his place in MMA History -- his knees are shot - his movements are very predictable these days ...wish he'd hang them up and go back to teaching at his and his brothers Gym.
     
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  11. Kneeblock

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    3-1 in his last 4 isn't exactly looking like he's ready for the dump. My hope is he'll get a win here and go out on top.
     
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    not cool
    he takes fights all over against anyone

    tough as hell but his mileage has caught up to him...can he win? yes
    is it worth it? probably not
     
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    Wonder how much the UFC is paying Shogun these days? I remember the tuna fight when he won. He looked past it then and that was 5 years ago.
     
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    he was on a run and did some real damage to some upper level LHWs
    but he is not juicing at all and has such a good life and legacy he should not keep fighting these hungry lions

    Te Huna ate the sniper shot counter and was lucky to Rua pulled/missed the ground shot...brutal KO
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    Not gonna happen buddy. I love Shogun... But as everyone else said... It's retirement time.
     
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    RIP Shogun
     
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