Shogun vs Te Huna goes Down Under

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will head Down Under in an
attempt to get over his losing streak. The former UFC
light-heavyweight champion has signed off to face James Te Huna on
Dec.
7’s UFC Fight Night event in Brisbane, Australia
. The
fight will serve as the night’s co-main event.

The UFC confirmed the matchup on Wednesday after it was reported
by Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph.

The
31-year-old Rua was defeated by Chael Sonnen in
August
, marking the first time in his career he’s
suffered consecutive losses. After losing three of his last four,
Rua is now 21-8 and has slid to No. 10 in the divisional
rankings.

His opponent Te Huna will be looking for the first major win of
his career, and he’ll certainly have the crowd in his favor,
as he fights out of Sydney. He, too, will be looking to earn his
way back into the win column after a May submission defeat to
Glover Teixeira snapped a four-fight win streak. The 31-year-old is
16-6.

The event, to be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre,
features heavyweight sluggers Mark Hunt and Antonio
“Bigfoot” Silva in the evening’s headliner.