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UFC 198 results recap: Mauricio Rua vs Corey Anderson fight review and analysis

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Last night (Sat., May 14, 2016), Mauricio Rua and Corey Anderson went to war at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. In a closely-contested scrap, Rua scored a split decision. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight combatants Mauricio Rua and Corey Anderson dueled last night (Sat., May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

Video of their 205-pound showdown right here.

Heading into this bout, Rua’s fighting future was uncertain. He may have won his last bout, but Rua has lost quite a bit of durability in recent years and isn’t getting any younger.

On the other hand, Anderson is a perfect example of the power of youth in MMA. His conditioning and athleticism have led him to win a fair number of fights inside the UFC, and he was looking to score the biggest win of his career opposite “Shogun.”

Rua opened the fight with a series of hard low kicks. Anderson was connecting with some jabs, but Rua did a nice job of halting his movement with the low kicks.

At the halfway point in the round, Anderson began to open up, scoring with combinations and hunting for the takedown. As he drew Rua into more of a boxing match, Anderson was far more effective and landed more often thanks to his long limbs.

However, a last second knockdown — near knockout — undoubtedly sealed the round for his opponent.

After landing a big combination, Anderson countered his opponent with a brilliant and much-needed reactive takedown. “Shogun” scrambled back to his feet fairly quickly, but Anderson pushed him into the fence and worked from the clinch for a bit.

Anderson failed on his next couple attempts to take his opponent down, but the takedowns helped keep Rua on the defensive. While at range, ….View full article

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