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UFC 190 live blog: Shogun Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Shogun Rua and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will square off in the UFC 190 co-main event.
Shogun Rua and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will square off in the UFC 190 co-main event.
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This is the UFC 190 live blog for Shogun Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Rua, who has lost four of his past five fights, will face Nogueira, who has lost three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 190 live blog below.

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Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee. Nogueira is southpaw, Shogun is orthodox. Hard body kick lands for Shogun. The two are exchanging and Shogun lands an inside leg kick. Shogun charges and lands a right, but Nogueira circles out. Crushing body shot scores for Nogueira. Shogun got clipped and Nogueira follows up and they're trading bombs. Now Nogueira is hurt and he backpedals, but he's pressed Shogun into the fence. Nogueira is all over him, but Shogun survives.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Nogueira

Round 2: Shogun lands an inside leg kick to start, then dives on a single leg in the center of the cage and gets it. With an underhook, Shogun steps over one leg to reach half guard. Shogun is landing small, but consistent shots. Rua tries to pass, but Nogueira goes to deep half, so they stand. Hard body kick scores from Shogun. Shogun now pressing Nogueira into the fence, but the referee separates them for inactivity. Another hard body kick scores for Nogueira, then a left hook, then an inside leg kick to end the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Rua

Round 3: Another good body kick for Shogun. Another hard body kick from Shogun, followed by a trip double, but he can't get it. Now the pair are clinched along the fence. Rua lands another body kick, but Nogueira is active with his hand combinations. Good left for Nogueira, but he eats a right and a body kick. Shogun attempts a single leg, but it goes nowhere. Inside leg kick finds the mark for Shogun. Both fighters exchange rights, but Shogun is consistent with the body kick. Shogun staying active with an inside leg kick and then a right hand. Shogun eats a jab and shoots for a takedown and gets it, but Nogueira attempts a guillotine. No dice, Shogun escapes and he's on top.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Rua and the fight 29-28 Rua

Mauricio Rua def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)