Mauricio Rua loves a good fight, but more so he loves a good striking match. In his last fight, a loss to Chael Sonnen, he was taken down immediately and eventually submitted. Heading into his next bout, he's happy to have an opponent who will most likely stand and trade with him:
"I expect a tough fight," he said. "He’s a good fighter that likes to stand and bang. It will be a great fight, for sure. He like to use his hands and I like to use my muay thai, so it will be cool.
"I don’t know if his style benefits me, but that’s a match-up that I like more (than wrestlers) because he goes there to fight."
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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua fights James Te Huna this Friday at the Ultimate Fight Night 35, which takes place in Brisbane, Australia and airs live on Fox Sports 1.