Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will be a problem for Chael Sonnen when it comes to striking after training under legendary boxer Freddie Roach. The former UFC light heavyweight champion takes on Sonnen at UFC Fight Night 26.
“He really saw an improvement in my punches because of the coaching he gave me,” said Rua. “So now, I punch like Superman.”
The former PRIDE star is 2-2 since losing the UFC belt in 2011. Rua returns inside the Octagon for the first time this year.
Sonnen is coming off defeats to champions Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. He’s said middleweight is his destination after this fight.
They headline UFC Fight Night 26 on August 17. It’s being held from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.