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Shogun-Griffin II Slated for UFC Rio August 27

(Either someone’s getting knocked the f*ck out, or someone’s getting decisioned into a living death.)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will finally get his chance to settle the score with Forrest Griffin this summer.

A rematch of their September 2007 UFC 76 bout has reportedly been signed for UFC Rio in August. was the first to report the potential match-up that was confirmed with UFC president Dana White today by

Griffin took the first meeting by third-round rear-naked choke, but many fans and analysts feel that Rua’s long layoff from a knee injury left him out of shape for the bout and as such have been clamouring for a rematch.

The win over Shogun was Griffin’s sole stoppage victory in the past three-and-a-half years. Since the fight he is 3-2 including his championship victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86 and his championship loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 92. In his last fight Griffin (14-8) defeated Rich Franklin at UFC 126 by unanimous decision.

Shogun (19-5)┬áis also 3-2 since the last time he fought Griffin. Besides a pair of TKO victories over Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell, he split one championship loss and a win apiece with Lyoto Machida and losing via TKO to Jon Jones to lose the strap he won from “The Dragon” at UFC last May.

The event, which will be the first held in Brazil since Ultimate Brazil in 1998, will be headlined by another rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and longtime contender Yushin Okami. Okami beat Silva in January 2006 at Rumble on the Rock 8 after Anderson was disqualified for an illegal up-kick.

Also rumored to be on the card are UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC Hall-of-Famer Royce Gracie, onetime UFC heavyweight tournament champion and former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort among other Brazilian notables.

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Jason Statham- August 22, 2011 at 12:33 am
wohoo, why is this removed?
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humperdinkal- April 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Not spamming, but just wanted to give my opinon on something mentioned in above article.
When above post mentions Rua's record and wins, you went on to say he has TKO's over Liddell and Coleman while his fights against Machida "SPLIT ONE CHAMPIONSHIP L0SS APIECE".
Rua knocked Machida the "F" out the seond time they met.
By reading this post, it reads as they fought twice, both came to decision results with Rua the winner in their second match.
Romanhelmut- April 16, 2011 at 7:36 am
Hey us all a favour...get in car, find a cliff, drive off....Douchebags.
BaghdadBob- April 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm
How many more of these bullshit rematches must we be subjected to? Fuck.
sendy2- April 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm good shopping web
Abe Froeman- April 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm
I'm thinking Shogun will win this one, as well. I think Griffin has lost his drive to be number Rampage....and is just fighting to get that next check. I'm not knocking them by any means..great fighters..but can you honestly see either one of them as the LHW champ?
SnackDaddy- April 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm
This has fight of the year written all over it. After his last fight, i think Sho Gun is going to come to prove a point. I hope Forrest is in good shape and this goes to decision.
sevvi- April 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm
My first thought was: Poor Forrest this will not end well for him. Then i thought about it for a while. And Forrest is a big LHW a hard worker and has great cardio. And you never know what in what kind of shape Shogun is. Looking forward to the fight. WAR Forrest. Hard not to root for the guy.
Turd Furgeson- April 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm
Then* Anderson loses. Eff.
Turd Furgeson- April 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Shogun is my favorite. He'll be Forrest easily.

Palhares better be fighting on this card as well. He's my other favorite.

Maybe it'll be a two on one match. Palhares and Shogun vs. Forrest. Palhares will heel hook him while Shogun soccer kicks him to death. The Anderson loses = best UFC ever.
Fedor Penn- April 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Forrest is awesome but facing Shogun coming off a loss and wanting to avenge his previous lost to Forrest is bad news. Shogun by second rd TKO.
Romanhelmut- April 15, 2011 at 11:59 am
@LOKI....sorry but I think Shogun is going to give Forrest a big beat down. He is coming off a bad loss, fighting in Brazil and he is out to avenge his loss to Forrest when he was not at his best.....I will shocked if Forrest makes it out of the 1st round. HE WILL BE OWNED. I have spoken....
Anhonestmoose- April 15, 2011 at 11:34 am
Isn't Forrest 18-6, not 14-8?
Spicymeatball- April 15, 2011 at 11:26 am
It's really a shame that Shogun had his first two knee surgeries done by some shitty surgeon in Brazil instead of getting it done by a guy like James Andrews who's a goddamn miracle worker with ligaments. Hope it doesn't hamper his career.
Smitty- April 15, 2011 at 11:25 am
This is way better for Griffin if he wins, but doesn't do much for Shogun if he wins. Still a fight I'd like to see though. I don't think Griffin can repeat his last performance.
dim mak- April 15, 2011 at 11:18 am
joe silva is lazy
LOKI- April 15, 2011 at 11:18 am
On a not entirely unrelated subject:

"UFC 1 competitor, Art Jimmerson, has taken up training BJJ in a gi at the UFC Gym in Rosemead, California, where he serves as a boxing instructor. Still rocking his famous one glove, Jimmerson has recently campaigned for a rematch with Royce Gracie at UFC: Rio this August."
dim mak- April 15, 2011 at 11:18 am
too many boring rematches
djp1988- April 15, 2011 at 11:05 am
@LOKI that's good to hear. I could only imagine what that would be like.
MonsterMaulingAss- April 15, 2011 at 10:35 am
The rematch between shogun and rampage would be far more epic, a whole lot better than hamil vs rampage
LOKI- April 15, 2011 at 10:34 am
There is a video of them together, the next fight card they shared where Forrest apologized to him for running out like that and said he didnt mean it as disrespect but that he was just very upset at the time and Anderson was all like; 'no, no its OK I understand, no problem.'
Also at the post fight press conference someone asked about it and Ed translated Anderson as saying; 'I think that people will judge Forrest too harshly for that, they dont understand what goes into preparing for a fight, all the emotion and what-not etc'
I really dont think there is any drama there.
ExpectJesusBro- April 15, 2011 at 10:24 am
there should be a video online somewhere of an interview forest did where he touched on the subject of his loss to anderson quickly... but, thats the only one i've seen... and i don't remember the interviewer but i saw it. i swear.
djp1988- April 15, 2011 at 10:05 am
Somewhat unrelated: Everyone knows that Forrest won't talk about Anderson Silva, but have you noticed that they have recently been fighting on the same cards? That's got to suck.
LOKI- April 15, 2011 at 9:46 am
Forrest wins again, probably in similar fassion.
Not a whole lot has changes since than for either of them; Griffin is still bigger, stronger, has a better gas tank and Shogun's knees will never be 'good-as-new'.
Not to mention the fact that he just got his spirit broken by a 23 year old virtual neophyte.
Fried Taco- April 15, 2011 at 9:35 am
I hear the drug gangs are going to be providing the security.