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Mauricio Rua and Corey Anderson will scrap this Saturday (May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. In a match up of fading veteran and up-and-comer, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight hitters Mauricio Rua and Corey Anderson will throw down this Saturday (May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

Rua’s current situation is a bit disconcerting. He seems to have really worked on improving his technical kickboxing and avoiding brawls, but now Rua’s durability is no longer there and he’s far more susceptible to single blows.

Anderson, on the other hand, is still quite young in his UFC career. Still, he’s won five of six bouts inside the Octagon — and while there’s obvious room for growth — Anderson has already proven himself a top fighter.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Mauricio Rua
Record: 23-10
Key Wins: James Te Huna (UFC Fight Night 38), Lyoto Machida (UFC 113), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (UFC 190)
Key Losses: Dan Henderson (UFC Fight Night 38), Ovince St. Preux (UFC Fight Night 56), Jon Jones (UFC 128)
Keys to Victory: Even with his decline, Rua is a dangerous kickboxer with power in his hands and some slick Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Recently, he’s returned to his roots a bit and is kicking far more, which is really his strong suit.

In addition, Rua’s conditioning seems to have improved. In his last bout with Nogueira, Rua was nearly finished in the first round but still managed to outwork his opponent for the next two.

Conditioning will be key here.

For all his opponent’s success, there are still obvious issues with his stand up. Anderson is very active — cardio is the biggest weapon in his arsenal ….View full article

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