Coming off a brutal KO loss to Anthony Smith, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua was a heavy underdog in enemy territory against Tyson Pedro, and with the way round 1 went, it looked as if he was in for another loss. Instead, the Brazilian rallied with a dominant round 2, then a TKO finish in the final round to give him four wins in his last five. He’s not finished just yet! As for Pedro, it’s a second defeat in a row for him and three in his last four, and his early promise has essentially been erased with these recent performances.
Watch highlights of Shogun’s win in the video below.
Round 3 - Shogun with a big right and Pedro goes down awkwardly! Shogun pounds him out! It looks like Pedro hurt his ankle or something.
Shogun Rua defeated Tyson Pedro via TKO (strikes), :43 of round 3