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Rua needs a win at UFC Fight Night

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Mauricio Rua has lost 3 of his last 4 fights. So we aren’t totally calling Friday’s battle with James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night Hunt vs. Bigfoot a must win, but after a disappointing loss to Chael Sonnen last August, “Shogun” knows that if he still wants to be considered one of the best he's got some proving to do. Speaking to MMA Fighting, he talked about the defeat:

“A loss will always bother you, it’s in the past. If I think about this all the time going into this fight it could be frustrating to me. I don’t want to think about this anymore. It’s in the past, but a loss is a loss.”

He’ll look to rebound against a man in Te Huna who is 5-2 since debuting in the UFC back in 2010. Most recently the light heavyweight was submitted by Glover Teixeira at UFC 160 in May. And while detractors will point out that all the top competition he’s faced has defeated him, no one doubts the power Te Huna carries in his hands. One other thing the Australian resident has going for him is a home field advantage. The fight with Rua will take place in Brisbane, down the coast from where he calls home.

The rest of the main card is as follows:

Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh

Heavyweight: Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei

Middleweight: Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester

Female Bantamweight: Julie Kedzie vs. Bethe Correia

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