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Completed MMA Bout

Maurício Rua vs. Forrest Griffin II

Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight · 205 lbs | MMA

Maurício Rua defeats Forrest Griffin via KO/TKO at 1:53 of Round 1

Maurício "Shogun" Rua
Forrest Griffin

Round 1

19-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   18-6-0
Climbed to 20-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-7
-225 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +185 (Slight Underdog)
Brazil   Nationality   United States
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
29 years, 9 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days
205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
6'1" (185cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
Shogun Team (Primary)
Kings MMA (Other)
  Gym   Xtreme Couture
UFC 134
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
  • Date: Saturday 08.27.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Venue: HSBC Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 11 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Kenny Florian
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Kenny Florian
  • Rua Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Griffin Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Rua vs. Griffin II Wiki Update Wiki

The co-main event of UFC 134 featured Forrest Griffin taking on Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a rematch of their 2007 bout, a fight which saw Griffin win via submission in an upset victory. Since then, both men went on to separately win and lose the UFC light heavyweight championship. Rua entered the contest at 3-3 in his previous UFC fights, whereas Griffin came in at 9-4 in his UFC matches.

Griffin pressed the action early and both fighters swung and missed in the opening exchanges. Shogun landed a good uppercut with Griffin appearing a little sluggish in the early going. Rua swarmed forward with punches, connecting enough to drop Griffin to the mat, and dove on top. Unloading with hammerfists, Griffin was unable to defend himself as he got punished on the bottom.

The official end came at 1:53 of the opening round for Mauricio Rua via knockout.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:42 PM ET
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Rua vs. Griffin II Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Passei a noite após a luta com minha equipe @eduardo_alonso , @tuba_jp e meu irmão @ninja_rua e nem saímos do hotel. Uma vergonha isso!
4 days, 23 hours, and 41 minutes
Repito, infelizmente esse é o preço do sucesso do MMA, mas jornalistas deveriam ter responsabilidade no que dizem pra honrar sua profissão
4 days, 23 hours, and 39 minutes
Tenho o maior respeito pelo @programapanico e pela @sabrinasatoreal , e apenas a encontrei no Rio nas gravacoes do Panico.
4 days, 23 hours, and 38 minutes
Quero deixar claro de uma vez por todas que não fui a nenhuma festa apos o UFC RIO, nem eu, e nem as pessoas proximas de minha equipe.
4 days, 23 hours, and 37 minutes
Estou indignado com as noticias que chegaram a mim hj, publicadas em sites de coluna social. Um desrespeito a minha familia.
4 days, 23 hours, and 37 minutes
Impressionante a capacidade do ser humano de inventar e mentir.Acho que esse é o preço da fama e da grande midia e desse novo espaço ao MMA
4 days, 23 hours, and 36 minutes
Thanks to everybody, from all over the world, once again for all the support @UFC RIO, it was awesome! Ill never forget, this win is ours!
3 days, 18 hours, and 26 minutes
Obrigado a toda galera q torceu pela minha vitoria.
9 hours and 7 minutes
@wandfc valeu Wandeco obrigado,amem.
17 hours and 48 minutes
Cheguei agora no Rio,ainda bem q não ta tao frio igual a Curitiba.
4 days, 4 hours, and 4 minutes
Guys,check out the debut of my new blog at Espn.com !Still working hard for @ufc 134 , fight is just around the corner! http://t.co/kZTFyCl
1 week, 23 hours, and 31 minutes
Galera, confirama estreia do meu novo blog (em ingles) no ESPN.com ,os treinos continuam e agora falta pouco. Abraços ! http://t.co/kZTFyCl
1 week, 23 hours, and 32 minutes
Favorite new thing:one of them fancy electric toothbrushes and not because you can use it to tickle your prostate. That wouldn't be sanitary
1 week, 1 day, 14 hours, and 25 minutes
Hot tip your safe word should always be "safe word"
1 week, 1 day, 14 hours, and 30 minutes
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