‘Last Pride FC’ Shogun passed the last weigh-in…”I wanted to finish it in my home country”
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Hua (41, Brazil), the last fighter from Pride FC left in the UFC, will retire in his home country, Brazil.
Shogun will have a mixed martial arts (MMA) retirement match against Ihor Porteria (26, Ukraine) at the ‘UFC 283: Teixeira vs. Hill’ held at Jiunis Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 22nd (Korean time). .
At the official weigh-in held the day before the tournament, Shogun passed the final light heavyweight weigh-in at 205 pounds (approximately 93 kg). Porteria also weighed in at 205 pounds (93 kg).
Shogun is a living legend of mixed martial arts. He made his professional debut in 2002 and has been active as a player for over 20 years. In 2005, three years after his debut, he became the Pride FC Middleweight (-93kg) Grand Prix Champion. It was the brightest moment of his career. After Pride FC was acquired by UFC in 2007, he moved to UFC and won the light heavyweight championship in 2010.
Shogun’s overall record is 27 wins, 1 draw and 13 losses in 41 matches. Although his losses increased in the later years of his career, he knocked out such legendary players as Quinton Jackson, Antonio Rozerio Nogueira, Ali Star Overeem, Lyoto Machida and Chuck Liddell.
In particular, Shogun was greatly loved in Korea, where Pride FC was very popular. He was called the ‘Stamping Grand Master’ for his stamping and soccer kicks, which were banned in the UFC. In 2015, he also visited Korea to meet Korean fans ahead of the UFC Seoul event.
Shogun continued his career as an athlete even at the age of over 40 years. After suffering a TKO loss in the second round against Paul Craig (UK) in November 2020, Shogun, who had not been in the octagon for 1 year and 6 months, made a comeback against Obins Saint Prue (USA) at UFC 274 in May last year. withdrew by decision.
Shogun, who had lost his competitiveness as a fighter for a long time, kept postponing his retirement because he wanted to finish his career in his home country, Brazil. Shogun said at Media Day on the 19th, “I wanted to play the last match in Brazil.
“A lot of people retire and come back after a few years, but I hate that,” he said. “I will retire completely after this game.”
Shogun added, “I could have ended it a few years ago, but I didn’t want to regret it because I set the timing of my retirement wrong. 먹튀검증
“It was an honor to be a player and I thank God,” said Shogun. He has accomplished a lot.”
Meanwhile, a double title fight between light heavyweight and flyweight will be held in this event. Glover Teixeira (43, Brazil) and Jamahal Hill (31, USA), competing for the vacant light heavyweight title, weighed 205 pounds (93 kg) and 204.5 pounds (92.8 kg), respectively.
Flyweight champion Davidson Figueredo (35, Brazil) and interim champion Brandon Moreno (29, Mexico) both hit the limit at 125 pounds (56.7 kg). The two will fight for the first four straight flyweight titles in UFC history.
The UFC 283: Teixeira VS Hill main card will be broadcast live on TVING from 12:00 PM on the 22nd. Undercard will be broadcast live on TVING from 10:00 am.