Shogun Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira took place in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC On ESPN 14 event that was broadcasted by ESPN on Saturday night at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island aka Fight Island.
This was their third fight. Lil Nog had lost to Rua twice both times coming by decision. They were originally supposed to fight at UFC 250 but COVID-19 nixed that. This marked Lil Nog’s retirement fight.
These two old guys went at it. They had some nice exchanges that even saw Rua get rocked a few times. Nogueira threw a wild shoulder tackle as if he’s playing football. It could’ve been a bad fight, but actually turned out to be quite fun. Rua nabbed the split decision win.