Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira fight preview

UFC Fight Night 176: Whittaker vs. Till is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will take on Rogerio “Minotouro” Nogueira in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 176 card.

In this post, we will break down Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Mauricio Rua is coming in with a 26-11-1 record. Rua will be fighting for the first time since a draw via split decision against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Jacare in November.

Nogueira, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Ryan Spann on November 16, 2019 at UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade and holds a 23-9-0 record.

Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira
38
Age
44
6′ 1″
Height
6′ 2″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
76″
Reach
75″
26-11-1
Record
23-9-0
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Mauricio Rua has an orthodox fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 44-year-old, Rogerio Nogueira is an southpaw fighter with a 75″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Rua comes in with 50% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.63 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Nogueira fires at 34% accuracy, landing about 2.39 significant strikes per minute. Mauricio Rua also has a 48% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.17 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Nogueira’s 0.67 takedowns and 62% takedown accuracy.

Rogerio spent on average 10:44 minutes in the Octagon and Mauricio has an average fight time of 8:54 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 176 is live in , who do you think will win, Mauricio or Rogerio? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 176: Whittaker vs. Till
Date
July 25, 2020
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira

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