UFC Fight Night 33 results: Mauricio Rua knocks out James Te Huna at 1:03 of round 1

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

After doubts from pundits all over, Rua returned to form with an impressive performance and devastating knockout in Brisbane.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 33 featured former Light Heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua against James Te Huna.Coming off a quick submission to former challenger Chael Sonnen, Rua needed a big win here and he got it. It took little more than a minute for him to relieve Te Huna of conscious

Shogun pressure early. He closed the distance fast looking to work his powerful hooks. Te Huna was able to survive but was on the defensive from there on out. the former champ kept the pressure up and got Te Huna down for a second. After the Australian native got back to his feet, he came in on Maurico who had his back to the fence. Shogun let loos a vicious right hand that sent Te Huna to the ground. He went to follow up with a left hand that slammed to the mat instead of hitting its target, but it didn't matter as the ref was already moving in to stop the fight.

Mauricio Rua knocked out James Te Huna at 1:03 of round 1

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