Heavy Hands: Shogun Rua - Future champ!

Get the Full StoryConnor Ruebusch and Phil Mackenzie break down the upcoming battle between Shogun Rua and Anthony Smith, and much more. Alright, so off the bat, we re not really saying that Mauricio Rua is going to be light heavyweight champion. I mean, it s not totally unrealistic that he could, given that he is still here knocking people out, recently ranked as high as #4 in the light heavyweight division. But no, he won t be champion again. Probably.

This week s episode of Heavy Hands celebrates the things that are still great about former phenom Mauricio Shogun Rua, who fights Anthony Smith this weekend in the main event of UFC Hamburg. We also break down some of the action that took place last Saturday at UFC Boise. Topics include:

The Crafty Veteran that Shogun Rua has become, and the decrepit division he polices

Anthony Smith: is he really better than Gian Villante? Does it matter? Does any of this matter?

Blue chip prospect Nasrat Haqparast takes on derailed former blue chip prospect Marc Diakiese in a very interesting undercard bout

Alex Volkanovski s dominant victory over top featherweight Darren Elkins at UFC Boise, and where he stands among such stiff competition.

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And if you re up for even more fight analysis, you ought to check out the Heavy Hands Patreon, where 3 a month gets you access to our bonus episodes. This week, there were actually quite a few UFC Boise fights that we wanted to cover. In fact, we did. We talked about Sage Northcutt vs Zak Ottow, and Rick Glenn vs Dennis Bermudez, and Niko Price s insane knockout win over Randy Brown. Stay tuned to the Patreon to hear the uncut analysis that couldn t fit on this week s main ep.