UFC On FOX 4 Analysis: Rua vs Vera-Machida vs Bader

Posted: August 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

The MMA Movement

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Brandon “The Truth” Vera

Rua: Pro record of 20-6 (UFC record of 4-4), 17 of his wins via form of KO/1 via Submission, former PrideFC 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix champion, 1x UFC Light Heavyweight champion (2x title challenger), 1x Muay Thai champion, 1x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, BJJ black belt, 2x Fight of the Night & 2x KO of the Night honors, 8-5 record against former/current champions

Style: Primarily stand-up fighter, Muay Thai specialist, utilizes leg kicks effectively, accurate combinations, utilizes BJJ background to threaten opponents on ground and get fight back to standing

Vera: Pro record of 12-5(1) (UFC record of 8-5(1)), 7 of his wins via form of KO/1 via Submission, former WEC Heavyweight champion, fought at both Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight, BJJ brown belt, 1-2 against former/current champions

Style: Primarily stand-up fighter, Muay Thai specialist, utilizes kicks and knees effectively, punishing leg kicks, ground…

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