Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Mauricio Rua and Rogerio Nogueira faced each other in the light heavyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 14: Whittaker vs. Till, which took place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, inside the UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC on ESPN 14 results and fight bonuses. UFC on ESPN 14 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Mauricio Rua defeated Rogerio Nogueira in round 3 by Decision – Split. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters fired over 258 strikes combined in this fight, 175 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 4 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s look at each fighter’s stats below.

Mauricio Rua full fight stats

Mauricio Rua landed 60% of all his strikes. There were 27 of 72 significant strikes to the head, 11 of 14 body shots, and 16 of 17 leg kicks. Mauricio Rua attempted 4 takedowns and landed 2. Here are all the strikes Mauricio Rua threw and landed against Rogerio Nogueira.

Strikes Thrown
78 of 129 (60%)
Significant Strikes
54 of 103 (72%)
Head Strikes
27
Body Strikes
11
Leg Strikes
16
Takedowns
2 of 4

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Rogerio Nogueira did against Mauricio Rua.

Rogerio Nogueira full fight stats

Rogerio Nogueira was firing at a 58% accuracy, throwing 129 strikes and landing 75. There were 46 significant strikes, 39 of 91 landing to the head, 7 of 9 shots to the body and 0 of 0 leg kicks. Rogerio Nogueira went for 0 takedowns and landed 0.

Strikes Thrown
75 of 129 (58%)
Significant Strikes
46 of 100 (46%)
Head Strikes
39
Body Strikes
11
Leg Strikes
0
Takedowns
0 of 0

Mauricio Rua won by Decision – Split. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC on ESPN 14
Date
July 25, 2020
Fight
Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira
Winner
Mauricio Rua
Method
Decision – Split
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
258
Significant Strikes Thrown
175
Total Takedowns Attempted
4

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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