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Shogun Rua is inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Pioneer Class for 2024


UFC announced on Saturday that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will be inducted into the 2024 Class of the UFC Hall of Fame as a Pioneer. The 2024 UFC Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place on June 27, as part of the UFC International Fight Week 12th Anniversary, at T-Mobile Arena.

“Shogun Rua is one of the greatest Brazilian athletes in combat sports history,” said UFC President & CEO Dana White. “Shogun had an incredible run in PRIDE and UFC, and he was fearless inside the Octagon. His fights against Mark Coleman, Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida, and Dan Henderson represent some of the most memorable moments in UFC history and helped put Brazilian MMA on the map. It will be an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer during International Fight Week.”

Rua is the 20th UFC Hall of Fame inductee.Th Members of the Pioneer Era Wing. The Pioneers Era category is for athletes who were professional fighters before November 17, 2000, when the unified rules of mixed martial arts was adopted. They must also be at least 35 or retired.

Rua, a 21-year-old professional MMA veteran who has fought 42 times in his career, holds a record…

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