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Marcos Rua joins brothers, Ninja and Shogun as MMA fighter

Shogun, Marcos, & Ninja

The third and youngest Rua brother is set to follow in the footsteps of his siblings. Twenty-two year old Marcos Rua, the younger brother of Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, is set to make his MMA debut in Brazil sometime in the near future.

Although youngest, he is the tallest of the three light heavyweights. Marcos, who currently has no nickname, was set to fight in ‘The Glory’ (a Brazilian MMA promotion) this month, but the event has been postponed until March.

“He’s well, training tough and very focused,” Mauricio Rua told Tatame. “He was due to fight at The Glory in January, but it was delayed to March. But we want to see him fighting before then.”


Like his older brothers, Mauricio and Murilo, Marcos trains at the Universidade da Luta (Fight University) in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Universidade da Luta was created by ‘Ninja’ and ‘Shogun’ Rua in 2008, after their departure from the famed Chute Box Academy. Recently, Wanderlei Silva also joined the Rua brothers gym, while not training there full time, he does train there when in Brazil.

If one of your brothers was a ‘Ninja’ and the other a  ‘Shogun’, we can only wait in anticipation at what nickname Marcos may receive. 

Props - Tatame

-Jeff Howard

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