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Fight of the Day: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alistair Overeem

Chuck Liddell is now saying that his next fight could be against Shogun in June — which would be a hell of a lot more interesting than Jardine. Since we haven’t featured Rua on F.o.t.D. lately, here’s his match with Alistair Overeem at PRIDE 33 (2/24/07). Though Overeem dominated early with his striking, Rua eventually got the Demolition Man on his back and punished him with strikes from the top. The fight starts at the 5:14 mark:

UPDATE: The Liddell/Rua fight is official. Nice! Judging from their last fights, the Iceman will smoke Shogun like a pork shoulder

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bobroode- September 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm
This fight reminds me of two of my clients that fight for blood in jail. Both of these guys look like guys you don't want to mess with on the streets
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Chris- June 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm
Whoever said that Shogun will loose to Chuck is crazy, there is no way, Shogun lost to an up and coming bad ass fighter (who is fighting for the belt by the way) who has fought almost all his fights in the octagon, and that was Shoguns first fight, the rules are very differant as well as the octagon verses your standard wrestling ring.. Trust me if Shogun gets a shot a Rampage he will win again(just like the first fight) and we will run threw Chuck no problem, young blood verses a fighter on his way out.
Gord- February 2, 2008 at 7:02 pm
istvan, you are an idiot. look at the way shogun adjusts his position to adapt to the defence before he dives in for the punch. shogun has utilized this same move in plenty of other bouts (see shogun vs. lil nog). and he's not the only fighter to do this. it is far from impossible to punch someone in the face while being defended by legs. moron.
istvan- February 1, 2008 at 10:05 pm
this was payed.
imposible to let someone hit you in the face when you're on the ground and defending with your legs.
dave- January 31, 2008 at 9:16 pm
I don't find Overeem to be a very sympathetic character. I was really surprised that Shogun lost to Forrest Griffin--if I understand correctly.