It’s has been confirmed by the UFC that two Light-Heavyweights are set to do battle as Mauricio Shogun Rua will take on Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza in Brazil, March 11th. This card is headlined by Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum in a middleweight clash.
Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Shogun Rua has a MMA record of (24-10) and a UFC record of (8-8). Shogun Rua has won 2 out of his last fights. He has notable wins over Forrest Griffin, Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem and Mark Coleman. His latest fight was a split decision victory over Corey Anderson at UFC 198 back in May of 2016.
Gian Villante has a MMA record of (15-7) and a UFC record of (5-4). Villante has won two out of his last four fights. His latest fight was a TKO win in round 2 over Saparbek Safarov at UFC Fight Night 102 back in December of 2016.
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