|Forrest Griffin just out boxed Shogun Rua all three rounds on his way to a solid defeat over the ex-Pride fighting hero.|
Griffin looked to be in much better shape than Shogun from the first round on. Rua tried take down after take down but Griffin usually got the better of it. Griffin’s stand up game looked sharp as he picked apart Rua.
By the third round Rua was out of gas and Griffin took complete control. Rua got an early take down but Griffin rolled it over. Griffin was popping Rua from on top until Rua gave Griffin his back. Griffin worked his arm under Rua’s chin and forced the choke at 4:45 of the third round.
The pro Griffin crowd went wild for the unexpected winner.