Shogun Rua robbed at gunpoint by four men with rifles in Brazil
Mauricio Rua won’t forget his last trip to Rio de Janeiro.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion was at the "Marvelous City" with his sponsors earlier this month and decided to have dinner with his manager Eduardo Alonso and fellow UFC fighter Demian Maia at Barra da Tijuca. Driving back to his hotel in Niteroi, city located 25 miles away from Barra da Tijuca, "Shogun" was robbed by a four armed men.
Urijah Faber to clash with Alex Caceres at UFC 175 in Las Vegas
he'll be taking on one of the division's hotter fighters in Alex Cacares. They will square off at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas as part of the pay-per-view's main card. ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto broke the news on Wednesday afternoon, and the UFC confirmed it via Twitter a short time later.
The perennial contender Faber (30-7) is coming off a title bid against Renan Barao at UFC 169, in which "The California Kid" came up short for the third time (losing via first round TKO). Before then, though, he stormed back into contention under the tutelage of Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male, going a perfect 4-0 in 2013.
The 25-year old Caceres -- a.k.a. "Bruce Leeroy" -- is currently riding a five-fight unbeaten streak, and is coming off an impressive submission victory over Sergio Pettis in January.