Flashback Friday: The tournament that built today’s Shogun Rua

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Shogun Rua is one of the best fighters to ever have his hands taped in MMA. He has always looked the part of the nice guy wh0 knocks people out much like Fedor. He was a virtual unknown before his run in the IFC promotion, competing in its 8 man tournament. Eventually he would lose … Read more

Rothwell vs. Gormley moved to UFC

A heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Chase Gormley, which had originally been slated for “Affliction: Trilogy” on Aug. 1, has been moved to UFC 104 set for Oct. 24 according to a new report on Sherdog.com.

Although Rothwell has been fighting professionally since 2001 and has an impressive record of 30-6, this will be his first time inside the Octagon. It will also mark Gormley’s UFC debut, who boasts an undefeated record of 6-0.

“Affliction: Trilogy” was cancelled after Josh Barnett, who was to take on Fedor Emelianenko in the main event, tested positive for steroids. First, Barnett was pulled from the card, then the entire card was shut down, and in the end, the entire Affliction MMA promotion closed its doors.

Read moreRothwell vs. Gormley moved to UFC

Please like & share:
error