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Shogun Rua’s Trainer Promises A Better Fighter At UFC On Fox 5

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will be put to the test in December when he faces Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox 5.

Coming off a victory over Brandon Vera, Rua will be looking to move one step closer to another title shot. His trainer, Andre Dida, recently informed Tatame that an improved “Shogun” will step into the KeyArena on December 8.

Mauricio fans can rest easy. ‘Shogun’ is better today than in the struggles against Lyoto Machida, is smarter. I know because I built and well attended all the preparation for the two fights. Our focus is to make a great fight against the Swede.

The Rua-Gustafsson bout will serve as the co-main event, with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz taking the headliner spot.

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