Co-Main Event | Light Heavyweight · 205 lbs | MMA
Maurício Rua defeats Forrest Griffin via KO/TKO at 1:53 of 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)|
|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)|
Kings MMA (Other)
- 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
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.
Rua vs. Griffin II Fight Predictions
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
- 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