The rematch "Shogun" fans have been waiting over three years for is finally here.
Rua made his first appearance inside the Octagon against Griffin at UFC 76 back in September 2007, fresh off a knockout win over Alistair Overeem at PRIDE 33. And despite all the hype surrounding his Zuffa debut, the Brazilian went belly up (or belly down in this case) and got choked out by the former "Ultimate Fighter."
Those kinds of things can happen when you compete with a bum knee and a rusty gas tank.
This time around, though, his knee is 100-percent and revenge is on his mind, which is likely the reason he's been inserted as a -220 favorite.
Griffin saw his 205-pound belt come and go after Rashad Evans planished him at UFC 92 back in 2008. An embarrassing beatdown at the hands of Anderson Silva would soon follow, but since then he's managed to string together a pair of wins over Tito Ortiz and Rich Franklin.
Defeating "Shogun" for a second time would undoubtedly raise his stock within the division while simultaneously ending any chance of seeing the Brazilian get back in the title hunt.
Forrest's winning the first fight hasn't instilled a lot of confidence in his winning the rematch but he's dangerous nonetheless, which is why he's only a +180 underdog.