A key match-up from the 2005 PRIDE middleweight tournament will be contested again, as UFC light heavyweights Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua (Venum fighter) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are set to face off on the main card of UFC 161. That event is planned for the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15.
Rua, 31, defeated Nogueira in 2005 in the quarterfinals by unanimous decision and ultimately won the entire famed tournament. He has been up and down in his UFC run, however, going 5-5 inside the Octagon. He earned the UFC light heavyweight title in defeating Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 in May of 2010. He surrendered it in his next bout, however, losing to current champion Jon Jones at UFC 128 in March of 2011. His current MMA record stands at 21-7.