Former UFC mild heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua is returning to the Octagon for the primary time since 2020.
In response to Ag Fight’s report, ‘Shogun’ is ready to rematch the person who knocked him out in solely 34 seconds, again in 2014: Ovince Saint Preux. Per the identical put up, the pair is scheduled to satisfy at UFC 274.
In his final outing, Rua (27-12-1) obtained TKO’d by Paul Craig when he submitted to floor strikes, again in November 2020. The defeat occurred after the 40-year-old scored a cut up choice win in a trilogy battle towards Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and after preventing the aforementioned Craig to a cut up draw.
Presently on a two-fight dropping skid, Saint Preux (25-16) will look to recuperate from knockout losses to Tanner Boser, in a heavyweight bout, and Jamahal Hill. The 38-year-old’s final win occurred in September 2019, when he knocked ou Alonzo Menifield.
Now, Rua is anticipated to satisfy Saint Preux at UFC 274, on Could 7, in a location but to be decided by the promotion. The cardboard is scheduled to be headlined by a light-weight title bout between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, together with a light-weight heavyweight title co-main between the champion, Glover Teixeira, and challenger Jiri Prochazka.