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Mauricio Rua targeted for tilt with Thiago Silva

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It appears former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua’s next bout will involve a fellow Brazilian, as UFC President Dana White went on Twitter today to start the rumor mill by saying Thiago Silva would serve as Rua’s opponent though stopped short of confirming the event. Both seasoned scrappers are coming off hard-fought decision defeats and should produce a memorable result given their generally aggressive approach to combat.

With the announcement that Jose Aldo’s title-defense against Erik Koch will indeed take place at UFC 149 a likely landing spot for Silva-Rua could be UFC 147 given the June 23 event’s attachment to Brazil and need for a solid bout alongside Wanderlei Silva-Vitor Belfort.

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hells yeah! love em both, but WAR SHOGUN!

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Another Silva gonna get stomped this summer.

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I thought Rampage was facing Shogun next?

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Posted by TeamDEY

I thought Rampage was facing Shogun next?


i feel like he puts more effort into hyping the fight than he does actually fighting. i'd rather see shogun vs thiago

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Posted by TeamDEY

I thought Rampage was facing Shogun next?



I believe Rampage is out with double knee surgery

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This is just the kind of fight the Brazil card needs.

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Junkie says it's likely to hit UFC149

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Wow really sick fight! Hmmm who to root for?

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Silva not getting/taking easy fights.

I dont want Silva to take the back to back losses, but if it's between him and Shogun, I'd rather have Silva with the back to back L's.

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I have a tough time picturing Silva winning this one Really hope he pulls this one out!

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Shogun will put Thiago out cold

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Thiago loses to Gustaffson and then has to fight an even higher ranked fighter? It's clear to me that the UFC is no longer interested in Thiago as a potential big name, I was expecting him to get a gimme fight after his loss. Maybe Dana is still pissed about the drug test after the Vera fight, this matchup sounds like an attempt to give Shogun a W. Or maybe it's just going to be a great fight and I'm looking at this matchup far, far too cynically.

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It's happening at 149 July
Should happen in Brazil June


I do like this fight a lot

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I like both fighters and I will hate to see one of them lose....but this should be one hell of a fight.

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