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UFC Fight Night 38 Free Fight: Mauricio Rua vs. James Te Huna

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Two straight losses in a row had former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua’s back against the wall. His most recent fight was a lackluster loss to Chael Sonnen who dominated Rua en route to a submission victory. His commitment and training camp were brought in to question after the bout and a shift in his career was needed.

His next bout was scheduled for December 2013 against James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night 33. Te Huna had a clear size advantage on Rua but the dangerous power and killer instinct of the former champion prevailed as Rua flattened Te Huna in just over a minute with a one-punch knockout, followed by a big shot on the ground to seal the deal.

Re-watch Rua’s victory over Te Huna as we wait for UFC Fight Night 38 where Rua will fight Dan Henderson in a rematch of their 2011 ‘Fight of the Year’, in which Henderson pulled away with a unanimous decision.

 

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