On Saturday, November 8th the UFC held UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Saint Preux from Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil.

In the night’s main event light heavyweights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Ovince Saint Preux looked to get back on the right track. Most believed Shogun was in the twilight of his career until his brutal knockout of James Te Huna last December. In his bout following that the Brazilian was dominating Dan Henderson before he was knocked out by one of Henderson’s signature “H-Bombs” in the third round. Shogun was originally slated to face Jimi Manuwa in this bout, but Saint Preux now steps in due to an injury to Manuwa. Saint Preux’s original opponent, Rafael Cavalcante was also forced to withdraw from this card leaving the two fighters without an opponent an easy choice for the new main event. This will be Saint Preux’s second taste of the main event spotlight. His last fight was a main event bout against Ryan Bader. Saint Preux fell via decision in a bout that ended a stellar five fight win streak.

Ovince Saint Preux def. Maurcio Rua by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:34
Warlley Alves  def. Alan Jouban by Unanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
laudio Silva def. Leon Edwards by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Dhiego Lima def. Jorge Oliveira by Unanimous Decision (30-27 3x)
Juliana Lima def. Nina Ansaroff by Unanimous Decision (29-28 3x)
Diego Rivas  def. Rodolfo Rubio by Unanimous Decision (30-27 3x)
Caio Magalhaes def. Trevor Smith by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:31
Leandro Silva def. Charlie Brenneman by Submission. Round 1, 4:15
Thomas Almeida def. Tim Gorman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Colby Covington def. Wagner Silva by Submission. Round 3, 3:26

About The Author

News Manager

José began his career as a mixed martial arts journalist while still enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Since graduating in May 2013, he has attended dozens of high profile UFC fight cards as a credentialed member of the media, providing live cage side coverage through his articles and videos. His work has appeared on UFC.com, ArizonaSports.com and AZCentral. He is also currently one of the main contributors on Power MMA Show at Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, one of the first all MMA radio shows on a major radio station.