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Mauricio Rua wins trilogy fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC through Getty Images)

UFC Fight Island 3: Mauricio Rua beat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Mauricio Rua beat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira through split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), at UFC Fight Island 3 on Saturday, July 25, 2020, live from Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

“I think it was a very good fight… He is really talented, former world champion… I think that is going to be my last one… I think so. I know I can fight but I think its time,” stated Nogueira

“I won three times, I’m delighted… Every fight Nogueira is a warrior… It’s one more step in my career. I don’t know what’s next. I’m going to relax with my family… I’m going to talk to my manager about my next step,” stated Rua.

Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira– Round 1

Rua took the middle of the Octagon while Nogueira circled around on theoutside Rua landed first with a set of within legkicks The 2 fighters participated in a clinch with Nogueira landed punches to the ribs while Rua landed knees to the thighs. The fighters broke the clinch and returned to the middle of the Octagon. Rua stepped forward and landed a number of punches however none had much power behind them. Nogueira landed a left hook however Rua came right back and landed a straight. The position turned as Nogueira moved into the middle, determining the action, while Rua circled around on theoutside Nogueira stepped forward and landed another shot, requiring Rua to clinch. Rua landed a set of big shots however Nogueira came right back and landed an effective shot. After Nogueira landed another shot, Rua felt the danger and took down Nogueira

FanSided scored it: 10 -9 Rua

Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira– Round 2

Rua came out and landed a kick to thebody The 2 fighters clinched versus the fence briefly prior to breaking it. Rua landed another effective within leg kick and after that stepped forward landing a mix. Nogueira landed a counter left, capturing Rua as he was available in once again. Nogueira landed a mix however Rua landed a kick to thebody The 2 fighters stood in the middle and traded punches. Nogueira reduced his shoulder and knocked Rua to the ground, ultimately getting leading position. Rua had the ability to rush and return to his feet and landed a big mix. Rua chose a takedown however was required to quit on it and after that landed a counter right-hand man. Nogueira began tossing a couple of wild punches that enabled Rua to quickly land a couple of counters. Nogueira continued to step forward and put the pressure on Rua, backing him up versus the fence and landing a couple of shots.

FanSided scored it: 10 -9 Rua

Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira– Round 3

Rua stepped forward and landed 2 fast punches. Another effective within leg kick from Rua nearly took Nogueira off his feet. Nogueira began and landed a counter left to take the fight toRua The action middle into the middle of the Octagon, with Nogueira, landed more left hands. Rua landed a body kick and followed it with a right-hand man. Rua landed a best hook and after that another inside leg kick. Nogueira’s face was severely inflamed with 2 minutes staying. The 2 fighters continued to trade punches in the middle of thecage Rua continued and landed an effective counter to come forward, ultimately taking Nogueira down. Rua landed a couple of excellent elbows and after that let loose numerous strikes as the horn sounded to end the fight.

FanSided scored it: 10 -9 Rua

For the 3rd time in their professions, Rua and Nogueira combated inside thecage The first fight in between Rua and Nogueira was for PRIDE on June 26, 2005, with Rua getting the consentaneousdecision The 2 combated once again, 10 years later on, at UFC 190 on Aug. 1,2015 Once again, Rua scored a consentaneous decision, with both fighters winning a fight of the night benefit.

In the 5 years given that their last fight, neither fighter has actually been really active. Rua combated 5 times going 3-1-1. In his last fight, Rua combated Paul Craig to a draw. With Rua turning 39 years of ages on Nov. 25, this might be among the last battles of his profession.

Given that losing to Rua at UFC 190, Nogueira went 2-2 in his last 4 battles. Nogueira’s latest fight ended with him getting knocked out by Ryan Spann in the first round at UFC237 At 44 years of ages, Nogueira hinted greatly that the trilogy fight would be the last of his profession and he would retire.

Next: UFC Fight Island 3: Live results and highlights

UFC Fight Island 3 occurs on Saturday, July 25, 2020, live from Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

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