Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

‘Shogun’ makes his return to the Octagon.

Ovince St. Preux and Mauricio Rua will run it back nearly 8 years after their first meeting back in November 2014. The rematch is targeted to take place at UFC 274 on May 7th. The match-up was first reported by AG Fight.

Rua, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, shall be looking to take revenge in this second fight after being knocked out in 34 seconds in their first bout. Shogun looks to bounce back into the win column. He hasn’t fought in nearly two years, losing his last fight by TKO to Paul Craig.

Rua’s future in the sport was uncertain for a while but it looks like he’s not done yet.

St. Preux has also seen better days inside the Octagon.

OSP is 2-5 in his last 7 bouts. He last fought in June 2021, where he lost to Tanner Bose via knockout. Rua hasn’t fought in nearly two years and has lost his previous bout to Paul Craig via TKO. OSP looks to rebound from a two fight KO losing streak.

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