Photo of Mauricio Shogun Rua
Team Universidade da luta
Age 37
Gender Male
Height 6' 0"
Weight Class Light-heavyweight

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and training in Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing. Rua fought in the IFC "Global Domination" tournament and the PRIDE Fighting Championships, where he won the 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix. Rua is currently fighting as a light heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 26-11-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 16 years
Rounds Fought 61.7
Avg. Fights/Year 2.3
Longest Layoff 1 year, 4 months, 11 days
Quickest Turnaround 4 weeks

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 21 1 4
Losses 5 3 3
Finish Rate 84.6%
Finished Rate 72.7%
Win by Decision Rate 15.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 27.3%
Win by KO Rate 80.8%
Loss by KO Rate 45.5%
Win by SUB Rate 3.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 27.3%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Win

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB 02:35
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.4
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 07:13
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 2.2
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 10:58
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 12/02/2018 W
(25-11-0)
Tyson Pedro
(8-2-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa
3 0:43
Official MMA Fight Results 07/22/2018 L
(25-10-0)
Anthony Smith
(29-13-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC Fight Night: SHOGUN vs. SMITH
1 1:29
Official MMA Fight Results 03/11/2017 W
(24-10-0)
Gian Villante
(15-7-0)

(206.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT vs. GASTELUM
3 0:59
Official MMA Fight Results 05/14/2016 W
(23-10-0)
Corey Anderson
(8-1-0)

(205.0 vs. 204.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC 198: Werdum VS Miocic
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/01/2015 W
(22-10-0)
Rogerio Nogueira
(21-6-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 206.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 190: Rousey vs Correira
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/08/2014 L
(22-9-0)
Ovince Saint Preux
(16-6-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC Fight Night 56: Manuwa vs Rua
1 0:34
Official MMA Fight Results 03/23/2014 L
(22-8-0)
Dan Henderson
(29-11-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
3 1:31
Official MMA Fight Results 12/07/2013 W
(21-8-0)
James Tehuna
(18-6-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
KO
UFC - Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Hunt
1 1:03
Official MMA Fight Results 08/17/2013 L
(21-7-0)
Chael Sonnen
(27-14-1)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs Rua
1 4:47
Official MMA Fight Results 12/08/2012 L
(21-6-0)
Alexander Gustafsson
(14-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.4)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/04/2012 W
(20-6-0)
Brandon Vera
(12-5-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 203.8)
KO
UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera
4 4:09
Official MMA Fight Results 11/19/2011 L
(20-5-0)
Dan Henderson
(28-8-0)
LHW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 08/27/2011 W
(19-5-0)
Forrest Griffin
(18-6-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
KO
UFC 134 Silva vs. Okami
1 1:53
Official MMA Fight Results 03/19/2011 L
(19-4-0)
Jon Jones
(12-1-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
3 2:37
Official MMA Fight Results 05/08/2010 W
(18-4-0)
Lyoto Machida
(16-0-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 204.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2
1 3:25
Official MMA Fight Results 10/24/2009 L
(18-3-0)
Lyoto Machida
(15-0-0)
LHW
(204.5 vs. 202.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/18/2009 W
(17-3-0)
Chuck Liddell
(21-6-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 97: Redemption
1 4:28
Official MMA Fight Results 01/17/2009 W
(16-3-0)
Mark Coleman
(15-8-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 206.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 93: Franklin vs Henderson
3 4:36
NSF 09/22/2007 L
(16-2-0)
Forrest Griffin
(14-4-0)
LHW Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 76: Knock-Out
3 4:45
Official MMA Fight Results 02/24/2007 W
(15-2-0)
Alistair Overeem
(24-9-0)
LHW
(205.0 vs. 205.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Pride 33: Second Coming
1 3:37
NSF 12/31/2006 W
(14-2-0)
Kazuhiro Nakamura
(11-5-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2006
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/21/2006 W
(13-2-0)
Kevin Randleman
(16-11-0)
LHW
(206.0 vs. 203.0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
Pride 32: The Real Deal
1 2:35
NSF 09/10/2006 W
(12-2-0)
Cyrille Diabate
(10-5-1)
TKO/RSC (Stomps)
Pride: Final Conflict Absolute 2006
1 5:29
NSF 02/26/2006 L
(12-1-0)
Mark Coleman
(14-7-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from an Injury)
Pride 31: Unbreakable
1 0:49
NSF 08/28/2005 W
(10-1-0)
Alistair Overeem
(21-5-0)
TKO/RSC (Strikes)
Pride: Final Conflict 2005
1 6:42
NSF 08/28/2005 W
(10-1-0)
Ricardo Arona
(11-2-0)
KO (Strikes)
Pride: Final Conflict 2005
1 2:53
NSF 06/26/2005 W
(9-1-0)
Rogerio Nogueira
(11-1-0)
Decision
Pride: Critical Countdown 2005
3 5:00
NSF 04/23/2005 W
(8-1-0)
Quinton Jackson
(21-5-0)
KO
Pride: Total Elimination 2005
1 4:47
NSF 02/20/2005 W
(7-1-0)
Hiromitsu Kanehara
(15-12-1)
KO
Pride 29: Fists of Fire
1 1:40
NSF 10/14/2004 W
(6-1-0)
Yasuhito Namekawa
(16-12-1)
KO (Punches)
Pride: Bushido 5
1 6:02
NSF 02/15/2004 W
(5-1-0)
Akihiro Gono
(20-9-7)
KO (Punches)
Pride: Bushido 2
1 9:04
NSF 10/05/2003 W
(4-1-0)
Akira Shoji
(11-8-5)
KO
Pride: Bushido 1
1 3:47
Official MMA Fight Results 09/06/2003 W
(3-0-0)
Eric Wanderlei
(0-0-0)
LHW
(201.4 vs. 203.5)
TKO/RSC
International Fighting Championship: Global Domination
2 2:54
Official MMA Fight Results 09/06/2003 L
(3-0-0)
Renato Sobral
(18-6-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
International Fighting Championship: Global Domination
3 3:07
NSF 08/01/2003 W
(2-0-0)
Evangelista Santos
(7-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Meca Vale Tudo 9
NSF 05/16/2003 W
(1-0-0)
Angelo Antonio
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Meca Vale Tudo 8
1 5:00
NSF 11/08/2002 W
(0-0-0)
Rafael Freitas
(0-0-0)
KO (Kick)
Meca Vale Tudo 7
1 4:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class