Under The Radar: Maurício Rua vs Tyson Pedro
By Eduardo Ramon
UFC Adelaide showcases some of the most skilled talents from down under. As well as established veterans in the game. Here we take a look at the co-main event which is nothing short of fascinating.
Maurício Shogun Rua (25-11) will take on the home favorite Tyson Pedro (7-2).
Shogun has spent the better part of his career fighting the best of the best, being a champion in more than one promotion. He has beaten the likes of Lyoto Machida, Forrest Griffin, and Chuck Liddell. What is most impressive is the fact that he has managed to stay relevant in a division where one loss has major implications. A win for Shogun here would mean being put back right at the top of the division where he has an opportunity to once again compete for a title.
Pedro, currently on a small losing skid, has last lost to Ovince Saint Preux via submission back in June. Besides one more loss before that, Tyson Pedro had been rather impressive. Especially when it comes to finishing his opponents. Finishing all of his 7 wins with 5 by submission and 2 by KO/TKO. This would undoubtedly be his biggest win to date, considering the high status of Shogun.
UFC Fight Night 142 will take place on Saturday December 1st, at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Hindmarsh, Australia.