'Shogun' Rua not opposed to Anderson Silva fight if fans, UFC want it
UBERLANDIA, Brazil – When UFC officials announced Mauricio Rua (22-9 MMA, 6-7 UFC) and Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) will serve as coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4,” many fans were disappointed to learn the two wouldn’t fight at season’s conclusion. Rua, though, said there’s only one reason they aren’t: Nobody asked him.
Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell added to UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston
In addition to headliner Conor McGregor, January’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston is going to have some additional Irish representation.
Irish flyweight Patrick Holohan (10-1-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet Shane Howell (13-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event, UFC officials today announced.
UFC Fight Night 59 takes place Jan. 18 at Boston’s TD Garden. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims expected for FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.
It’s not clear where Holohan vs. Howell will be placed on the lineup.