In September 2007, former UFC Light Heavyweight champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin met for the first time at UFC 76. Griffin was able to take the victory via third round submission with a mere 15 seconds on the clock and he later used this boost in momentum to lead him to his title victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
UFC president Dana White confirmed to MMA Fighting that the two would clash again, but in Rua’s home nation at UFC 13, which will take place at HSBC Arena on August 27th. The event marks the first UFC event the nation since UFC Ultimate Brazil 1998.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is coming off of a title loss to Jon Jones at UFC 128 and will surely be looking to return to form, while Griffin will be coming in with a recent unanimous decision victory over Rich Franklin at UFC 126.
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Source: MMA Fighting