Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who was defeated by Forrest Griffin at UFC 76 in September, will reportedly be returning to action on April 19th as part of the UFC’s first ever event in Canada.
Rua (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was upset by Forrest Griffin in his UFC debut at UFC 76 in September. The loss by Rua was regarded by many as the upset of the year in 2007. In 2003 Rua was handed the first loss of his career by former UFC fighter Renato Sobral while his second loss came in 2006 as a result of an elbow dislocation at the hands of Mark Coleman. Among his career victories are wins over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Quinton Jackson.
No opponent has been named for the fight.
The UFC’s first Canadian event has been long delayed but will finally come to fruition on April 19th at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The event will be headlined by a welterweight unification bout between Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra and will also feature Rich Franklin taking on Travis Lutter. Jason MacDonald, Sam Stout, Jeff Joslin, and Jonathan Goulet are also expected on the card.