Mauricio “Shogun” Rua turned back the clock last night (Sat., Dec. 1, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 142 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia, when he finished Australian contender Tyson Pedro via third-round TKO.
In typical “Shogun” fashion, the Brazilian veteran had to stomach significant damage in the first two rounds to come alive in the third. But after an apparent knee injury forced Pedro to fall to the canvas, Rua jumped on top and landed vicious ground-and-pound. Pedro tried to survive but the referee had to step in.
Check out the memorable finish above courtesy of UFC.
With this performance, Rua gets back in the light heavyweight win column after losing his last Octagon appearance against the resurgent Anthony Smith. The 37-year-old veteran isn’t quite what he used to be, but his chin is still holding up and “Shogun” is still finding ways to finish fights in exciting fashion.
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