HomeFight Videos Mauricio Shogun Rua vs. Jon Jones Fight Video UFC 128 Bruno March 20, 2011 Fight Videos 193 Comments UFC 128 main card fight videos of Mauricio Shogun Rua vs. Jon Jones. The bout took place on March 19th, 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Tweet Pin It Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle Fight Video UFC 128 Prelim Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller Fight Video UFC 128 193 Comments « Older Comments baller March 21, 2011 good, but i dont think shogun was 100%, not taking anything away from bones, i dint see any leg kicks from shogan. but nobody can stop dis guy though, a fight with a.silva or mr wonderful will be good Log in to Reply lee March 21, 2011 in this fight looks like the rookie is shogun Log in to Reply Danby March 21, 2011 Hope anderson silva sticks around after his fight with gsp and goes up to 205. Him vs jones would be quite the show. I think jones would be able to take him though, hes as fast as anderson and has the same abilities PLUS hes only 23!! Oh and hes a giraffe. 400 inch reach advantage ftw!! Log in to Reply Halabac March 21, 2011 Hey Bruno, I’m gonna go head and apologize for my earlier comment about Pride that got censored, and although there was no curse words in it, I could see why you took it at heart… I guess I let the emotions of the fight get the best of me. So many trashed Jones on your website and others for no good reason, to me. The kid is a great ambassador for the sport and such an amazing talent and freak athlete. He has all the tools to be one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists of our time. I can see him help propel MMA to another level, popularity wise. Alors sans rancune mon ami et merci pour ton bon travail. Bruno: I posted it. My internet has been down most of the weekend and I haven’t gotten to all the comments yet. Log in to Reply the real mma deal March 21, 2011 one thing that i was kinda upset by is what happened to the days when fighters got to celebrate a win and a title win at that now i know this one wasn’t rashad fault but the ufc needs to just have the after fight or next day fight interviews like boxing where they can ask the question and announce the next fight ….when u win the superbowl the toughist question u get asked is so where are you going next and we all know the answer to that last night was his superbowl and 2 minutes after winning it he asked about deffending a title he just won against a guy in his camp just didnt feel right Log in to Reply kid dynomite March 21, 2011 shogun was trying to tap out with his right hand on the canvas as the ref arrived. Log in to Reply john jon March 21, 2011 grudge match pride style for rematch and jones would lose the belt. Log in to Reply dude March 21, 2011 I’m so happy for Jones. He’s a great fighter and a great person outside of the octagon, in my opinion. However, he has got to clean up his act inside the octagon (i.e., elbows to the neck, fingers in the throat, headbutt/chinbutt to the body). Yes, he’s creative and explosive. However, he has got to learn to play within the rules if he wants to be a real champ (even if the ref does not enforce the rules, for whatever reason, he needs to self-regulate). Until then, he’s not a real champion in my book. Log in to Reply viking March 21, 2011 “…and most of all, Jesus Christ.” Thank you so much, Jesus. It was your time and commitment at the gym, those extra hours of weight training where you were riding my ass the whole time, that helped me beat the shit out of someone. I couldn’t have broken that man’s ribs without your help, J.C. Log in to Reply Theunderfighter March 21, 2011 I think Shogun was just about out after that first big left bomb that started the finishing series. His body loosened up, he was broken, and finished. It was all extra after that. What an incredibly dominant performance… just wow. Did anybody else notice a lot of tension when Rashad was there? He seemed hesitant to approach, Jones seemed pretty cold as well. They didn’t great each other as friends or even as training partners. So either they weren’t very close when they trained to begin with… or they’ve already chosen separate camps and had a nasty split… Just my thoughts, seemed a little awkward. Log in to Reply Mag March 21, 2011 Sunfish Hero – agree completely! Jones was channelling a bit of Fedor with that GnP attack. Extremely impressive. Shogun is a monster but clearly looked like he never got out of first gear. He gassed early and couldn’t recover, a poor showing really. He did take his beating like a warrior though, even though he was outclassed from the bell. Totally dominant from Jones. Amazing performance really, surely will be the fighter of 2011. Log in to Reply pho3nixxx March 21, 2011 ey sunfish, he wasn’t gassed as much beaten up, he took some shots, jones is bad to his bones with the intention of those strikes…credit to shogun for hangin round as long as he did, his tappy tap tap at the end was nice. Log in to Reply filo561 March 21, 2011 yall gotta remember shogun came from a long lay off as u can see from this fight it really made a difference.jones is genetically blessed and talented.lethal combination Log in to Reply TeslaCoil March 21, 2011 AWESOME performance by Jones. Now Rua knows why he was ‘disrespected’ by the oddsmakers. A LOT (and I mean A LOT) of people who actually study martial arts more impartially could see that Jones does everything and more that Rua does only FASTER, MORE CREATIVELY, and with more DISTANCE, POWER and with MUCH BETTER TAKE DOWNS and grappling. I mean seriously? How is it that Rua nut-huggers didn’t know that Rua take down defense was not good? Yes he can get back to his feet agains smaller opponents, but against an ELITE wrestler that has WAY MORE size and leverage? If Shogun could get his ass taken down by a washed up, decrepit Coleman, he was obviously living on his back against Jones. It’s great to be ‘loyal’ or remember one good run from Pride back in the days of zero roid testing, but seriously, most unbiased fans could/should have seen this coming. And boy did it come when Shogun got owned like a pack of cigarettes in the joint! Shogun’s ass must hurt really bad right now, because he just got raped repeatedly in front of millions of people for most of 3 rounds. All the fake confidence he got from Machida when Lyoto INEXPLICABLY decided not to follow up and finish Rua everytime he hurt him (a good example of an opponent who gives too much respect), is now shattered. Shogun may very well NEVER be the same again. I will give Shogun some props for having some thick, alien skin because it’s really just amazing that he didn’t exit the octagon in a complete bloody mess. Yeah his face looked like he got hit with a bag of rocks, but how the hell did all those punches and ELBOWS not split shogun’s face open like the 4th of July? Log in to Reply M1 March 21, 2011 Jones must be cutting a lot of weight as in to the bonesssss, hes way too big for everyone Log in to Reply diogomp March 21, 2011 Jones is amazing not only as a fighter but as a plastic surgey he made shogun looks like Cain Veslasquez at 12:23m. Dr Ray is OVER!!! Log in to Reply JDawg March 21, 2011 @Viking… well said. I also find it hard to believe that (if he exists) J.C. really cares about whether someone wins a professional fight. Just sayin’ Log in to Reply Uncleapex March 21, 2011 I hold my hands up I got that one wrong. Outstanding by Jones! Some of the body shots where brutal. Log in to Reply Krio March 21, 2011 Why do you *******s wnt to see Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones? what’s the point????? not same division wtf you guys are loosers Log in to Reply CatQuick802 March 21, 2011 Bones is the real ShoNuff!!! I’ve seen many posts about Rua’s lack of leg kicks.( Not on this site, but other ones.) Doesn’t a leg kick against an opponent with a huge reach advantage usually result in a stiff jab to the face? I believe that is why we didn’t see any from Shogun. Also with regards to the people calling out Jones on his use of the kicks to Rua’s legs, it’s called strategy. They’re within the rules and going after an opponent’s weakness. It’s not “dirty”. That’s a stretch. Not that he needed to do it. He outclassed Shogun in all aspects in this bout. Anyway, I am glad to be a part of witnessing such a display of Martial Arts as performed by Jon Jones. Bruno: Thanks again for the quick uploads. You’re a gift. Log in to Reply woopwoop March 21, 2011 @Krio I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure Anderson is more than capable of moving up to light heavy if wants to and why wouldn’t you want to them fight? Log in to Reply Bernardo March 21, 2011 Great fight for JBJ!!! I think anyone could’ve beat Shogun down like that in LHW division. He stood in front of JBJ, came straight in with strikes, no leg kicks, no hand & leg combos, didn’t change up any of his escapes or ground game, and ring rust galore. Now, when Rua had JBJ’s back he should’ve held on an knee his legs to death and he might have had a chance. Rua will definitely grow from this experience and be better prepared for their rematch!!! I feel the other Top 5 will give JBJ a rude awakening regardless if they win or lose. Log in to Reply Bernardo March 21, 2011 Who in their right mind thinks JBJ can win the HW belt. There has to be a reason he’s fighting LHW and not HW! Do you think he can do that against Cain or better yet Big Foot Silva? Big Foot is definitely JBJ’s kryptonite!!! You all know Cain will take him down, hold him down, and G&P him to death if he doesn’t KO him on his feet. JBJ will not be throwing these guys around like the LHW’s either. Now if Cain or Big Foot land to the chin or legs of JBJ were gonna see damage!!! Log in to Reply sooooopernate March 21, 2011 @Krio, Yeah I bet you could beat up Shogun if you had the same reach as Jones. You moron. That’s why Tim Sylvia beat Randy Couture right? Oh wait, he didn’t… well it must be why Stefan Struve dominated Roy Nelson. Oh yeah, that didn’t happen either… the point here is that you’re a keyboard warrior/lil bitch. Reach isn’t everything. To address your other point, troll, A. Silva is a big 185er, and has fought (and won) at 205 before, and he’s the only conceivable challenge for Jones. Log in to Reply Bernardo March 21, 2011 BIG FOOT SILVA -6’4 285 lbs 82 in reach JOHN BONES JONES-6’4 205 lbs 84.5 in reach Log in to Reply El Chingon March 21, 2011 Jones is a class act. He is still young and will continue to develop, grow, and improve. He is one of the few in the UFC that is, in true Thai style, using his elbows more and effectively in the clinch. In my humble opinion, the intricate aspects of Thai style clinching has not really been utilized much in the UFC; but that is starting to change. Jones seems to have a whole toolbox full of techniques and I think we have only seen him pull out a few of his tools. It will be fun to watch his career grow. Great job! Log in to Reply coutura March 21, 2011 the only way jones could beat a. silva is by using his wrestling and reach advantage and maybe cardio. thats the only tool jones got against silva. why is every one making this kid a god. another fedor nut huggers 1)anderson silva will not take those elbows from jones on the ground jones will get elbows back triangles or armbars the spider bjj is under nogueira.2)standing silva style is counter striker he got knees good clinch the seagal front kick he has good mui thai good movement side to side just like a boxer.he can take a beating and will never give up he waits for opening not like jones. ill put my money on silva . Log in to Reply ibunn March 21, 2011 This is going to sound disrespectful to Rashad Evans but i don’t see any point in ordering that pay per view card unless the rest of the card is stacked. If this is how Jones handled Shogun and the way he has handled others he will absolutely destroy Rashad. Or maybe show a little mercy and just beat him up a bit (since there friends) But either way I’m not paying $60 to see that one. Log in to Reply trousersnake March 21, 2011 I ecpected the outcome, but not that dominant in the standing battle by Jones. No 1 Lightheavyweight in the world. wow. Log in to Reply sooooopernate March 21, 2011 @ bernardo If you’re going to say the big foot silva is 285, then say jbj is 220, not 205. Nobody walks around at their fighting weight. Log in to Reply instanthops March 21, 2011 All I can say is wow. The UFC Light Heavyweight division is stacked. It seems like there is a new champion everytime the belt is on the line. In that division. I say if he can defend the belt against the next top 5 LH fighters, and Anderson Silva hasn’t retired by then. Let them go at it. I guarantee you Jones. Will expose Anderson! If GSP can’t! Log in to Reply onbehalfofshogun March 21, 2011 two many factors for this fight 1. pride guys such as shogun, mirko, fedor,and more.. were burned in pride, they already had their prime a long time ago, they fought the whos who now its done 2.this new fighters are bigger stronger and faster than the old generation fighters 3.jon jones its way to big for the 205 divition, this guy belongs in heavy weight 4. due to this ufc should place guys where they belong, non of this non sense of guys weighing a lot more, but cutting weight just to make the weight divition and then the day of the fight outweighting the opponent for more than 20- 30 pounds this is crazy and outmatching anyone shogun is a great fighter but already burned, his prime is way over , so im not surprised that he lost this way, but he is still a lion and has a lot of heart. go shogun Log in to Reply onbehalfofshogun March 21, 2011 ohh and i fotgot, people and the ufc are hyping jons just as they did with vitor belfot back in the days, oh wow this guys so youngs and this this and that….. too much hype, the kid is good but too young… Log in to Reply PitfighterZ March 21, 2011 I don’t really think A. Silva will ever fight Jones. He already said he has no interest in moving up to 205 anymore because that’s Machida’s and Minotouro’s weight class. Jones is also too big for him anyway. Jones is too big for LHW which gives him a gigantic advantage. In LHW he can be as strong as a HW, but he still keeps his ridiculous speed and reach advantage. If you want to see a competitive fight for Jones, I think it needs to be in HW. He gets a bit slower and he faces people who can handle his strength. I still think he would kick most HW’s asses, though. Log in to Reply Thxer March 21, 2011 A lot of people are saying Shogun wasn’t in shape. I really don’t think that was the case. He didn’t seem to recover too well from that knee and left to the jam in the first round, it was all bad after that. Log in to Reply sooooopernate March 21, 2011 @onbehalfofshogun, you can’t dictate what somebody’s walking around weight is. what are you gonna do, have them weigh in when they’re not training? 6 weeks before a fight? Log in to Reply Ice360 March 22, 2011 … With all the reach advantages from Jones, I’m kinda surprise to see Jones was on the dirty side like Tito. Tatics like covering Shogun’s nose and mouth with his arm, hand, forehead, chin or whatever his body part were there. Shogun was very tough to hand on that long. Most guys in his class couldn’t even hang with Jones in 1 round. Shogun wasn’t slow, because when you got beaten that bad, it is hard to move around with normal speed let alone when you are in the cage with Jones. ………… Log in to Reply onbehalfofshogun March 22, 2011 @ sooooopernate example, a guy weight 245 pounds, two three days before the fight they start to dehydrate, to make the weight. this is why the day of the fight they gain that weight back. so this is why ufc or the attletic commission should regulate that, i mean its just like the fedor fight silva weights about 290, but he cuts down to 265,because thats the weight class limit but when he hydrates the day of the fight he is back to 290, compare to fedor who mantains his weight, same with shogun, he doesnt need to dehydrate or anything like that to make weight, thats why he maintains at a certain strength, this is why jones was stronger, think guys this isnt the old days, this are real proffesional fighters that size really matters. so for guys as big as silva(bigfoot)they should make a super heavyweight divition and for guys as big as jones should put them in the heavywegith divition. as once again jones its getting too much hype too early, think of what happened to vitor belfot when he when in, a 19 year old guys kicking everybodys ass. dont let the hype miss lead you. go shogun. Log in to Reply Jones-Heavyweight March 22, 2011 Very deepen comment by “onbehalfofshogun”. Log in to Reply tally2312 March 23, 2011 Out of 190 comments posted on here, I guess I’m the only one that thinks Rashad has a chance……well not really lol Log in to Reply Darren March 24, 2011 Does anybody see that shogun is not him self. Log in to Reply Newfie Jiujitsu March 24, 2011 shogun actually tapped out at the end of the fight. not sure who else noticed but shogun was tapping out as the ref stopped it. Love shogun but never seen him tapping out like that. But he was done for. hop he makes a come back though. love watching shogun fight. Log in to Reply SuperDuper March 28, 2011 Shogun tapped for sure at the end as the fight was stopped. He made a choice there that he’d rather tap than turtle and look like a biatch. Can’t really blame him since he got beat like he stole something from the mob. Listen, would it be fair to weigh in right before the fight? Sure, but since that isn’t in the rules, stop complaining about the whole weight thing. If guys make weight, they fight. SIMPLE. If Shogun doesn’t like it, he should cut to 185. It’s not all roses for the bigger guys. For all you keyboard warriors who have never fought in any weight class or have not ever cut weight, there is a trade off of recovery/power/stamina retension. You can rehydrate all you want, but you lose a lot of power/stamina/SPEED (and no, you do not cut weight 35 lbs right before weigh in, max is pretty much around 20-25 based on overall size). Guys who people talk about that walk around MUCH heavier, like Rumble Johnson, may start heavy 50+ lbs BEFORE training camp, but by the time they finish camp, they are MUCH lighter, say 190-195. THEN, a few days/ or even just a day (depending on your metabolism, body type) before, they start to dehydrate to make the weigh in. Afterwards, they rehydrate BACK TO THE END OF CAMP WEIGHT. NOT THE ORIGINAL pre-camp weight. Look at the Garcia Jung 2 (UFC fight night 24). Garcia was WAY bigger than Jung, just look at his arms/legs and just general size etc… There you had 1 guy cut a bit of weight and the other guy, probably cut 5 lbs if anything and what was the result? Jung out-struck Garcia, out grappled/muscled him and then submitted him with a ridiculous TWISTER submision. The smaller fighter gases less, and retains ALL of his power. Log in to Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.