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Maurício Rua vs. Quinton Jackson

Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 93 kg | MMA

Maurício Rua defeats Quinton Jackson via KO/TKO at 4:47 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Maurício "Shogun" Rua
Mmaweekly large Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

Rua
KO/TKO
Round 1

Maurício Rua Quinton Jackson

"Shogun" "Rampage"

8-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   22-5-0
Climbed to 9-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 22-6
-115 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -105 (Near Even)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil   Fighting out of   Irvine, California
23 years, 4 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   26 years, 10 months, 3 days
205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
6'1" (185cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Kings MMA   Gym   Wolfslair Academy
Pride Total Elimination 2005
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Pride Total Elimination 2005
  • Date: Saturday 04.23.2005
  • Referee: Yuji Shimada
  • Venue: Osaka Dome
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 93 kg (205.0 lbs)
  • TV Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten
  • Broadcast:
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Rua Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Jackson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix
  • Tournament Round: Round of 16
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Rua vs. Jackson Wiki Update Wiki

After "Rampage" controversially defeated his brother, Murilo “Ninja” Rua, at Pride 29, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua got a chance for revenge when he was paired against Rampage during the opening round of the 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix. What followed was one of the most brilliant performances of the Brazilian’s storied career.


“I wasn’t myself in my last fight,” Jackson said about his bout with “Ninja” Rua. “I’m lucky it was a short notice fight for Ninja too because he would’ve kicked my butt a little harder. It’s all good this time, though.” “It’s going to be a hard fight,” Mauricio Rua said, “but I’ve trained a lot on the ground and on my Muay Thai and I think it’s a good opportunity to represent Brazil.”


From the start of the round, Rampage seemed unable to contend with the sheer aggression and power of Shogun. After enduring a beating in the clinch for over four minutes, Jackson finally crumbled against the ropes and was finished with soccer kicks at the 4:47 mark. Ranallo: “Shogun has a lot going for him in this fight. He saw [Wanderlei] Silva, his teammate, beat Jackson twice, and he saw his brother fight him, and now he’s making him pay.”


While the loss to Shogun was one of the worst of Jackson’s career, it motivated him to go on the most impressive winning streak of his career, as he won six fights in a row following the loss, including wins over Matt Lindland, Chuck Liddell (to take the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship), and Dan Henderson. For his part, Shogun went on to sweep the Pride Middleweight Tournament to gain the unofficial title of premier fighter in the world at 205 lbs.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:33 PM ET
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