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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Scouting Report

mauricio shogun rua scouting report

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Scouting Report

 

Vitals

6’0″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
76″ reach, Orthodox
November 25, 1981

Record

25-10 (UFC: 9-8)

Current Streak

3 straight wins

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

2005 PRIDE Middleweight (205 lbs) Grand Prix Champion
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2010-2011 (no successful title defenses)

 

Strengths

– lethal, aggressive striker
– incredible knockout power with hands & feet
– accurate striker
– very experienced
– great kicker
– incredible chin
– lands a decent amount of takedowns per fight
– dangerous striker in the clinch
– good at ground and pound
– good at passing guard on the ground
– long wingspan for his height
– well schooled in BJJ
– extremely tough/huge heart
– on a win streak currently

 

Weaknesses

– small for a light heavyweight
– too aggressive for his own good at times
– lots of miles/damage on his body
– has been inconsistent in his UFC career
– despite being a BJJ black belt, no real submission game
– not very successful (percentage wise) landing or defending takedowns
– his best days are behind him
– doesn’t always come in at optimal physical condition
– gasses out
– can get sloppy with his striking – starts to brawl/home run swings

 

Synopsis

Shogun Rua is more than likely on the downside of his career at this point.  Then again, he shocked us all and won the UFC Light Heavyweight title just a few years ago.