Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua took on James Te Huna. This fight was pivotal for ‘Shogun’ as a loss could prompt either a move to middleweight or retirement if UFC president Dana White had his way.
Round 1: Shogun returned to form in the co-main event. He used his fantastic muay thai and power on Te Huna. Te Huna came in and Shogun remained patient. Shogun displayed his power and showed fans and the UFC that he hasn’t gone anywhere. Te Huna lunged in a few minutes in to the first round but was countered with a brutal left hand. Shogun followed up with a diving punch which was academic.
Official Result: Mauricio Rua defeats James Te Huna via Knockout (punch) at 1:03 of Round 1.