Shogun Rua vs Antonio Rogério Nogueira PRIDE 2005 Highlights
Highlight from the all-time classic PRIDE 2005 Tournament Quarterfinal which saw Maurício Shogun Rua taking on Antonio Rogério Nogueira. Shogun had been on a tear and Nogueira would be the next fighter to fall foul of the fellow Brazilian. The PRIDE tournament itself went down as one of the greatest sporting spectacles of all time with some absolute classic fights.
This particular fight is one which stood out and is still recounted to this day by fans of the promotion. So sit back and enjoy a true classic from yesteryear as Little Nog battles the young up and coming Shogun Rua for a place in the tournament semi-finals. And it was Mauricio being the younger new face who entered the fight as the underdog. But it wasn’t long before Rogerio realised he was in a fight with a different type of animal.
As the fight progressed it became increasingly clearer that Shogun was dominating the more seasoned veteran. But there was little he could do to counteract the striking. In the end, it would be Mauricio Shogun Rua that was crowned the winner and moved on to the next round of the tournament. A classic fight between two of the sports biggest name son the worlds biggest MMA stage.