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

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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

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target="_blank">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.