Rua was less than a year removed from a nasty broken arm suffered during an errant attempt at stopping a takedown from Mark Coleman when he rumbled with Randleman. The bout also had extra meaning in the sense that Randleman and Coleman were close friends and training partners, giving Rua an opportunity at revenge to a certain extent. And, that’s exactly what he got, tapping Randleman out with a Kneebar about 2 ½ minutes into the effort.
UFC light heavyweight Mauricio Rua (21-8) has been amongst the top 205ers in MMA for nearly a decade based on his remarkable run in PRIDE as well as success in the Octagon. However, “Shogun” is at a crossroads after having lost back-to-back bouts for the first time in his career. The beloved Brazilian will have a chance to get back on track this weekend when he faces James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night 33. And, looking over his Top 10 instances of success in the ring, there’s no reason to think he won’t do just that and take Te Huna out in spectacular fashion. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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