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Maurício Milani Rua (Portuguese pronunciation: [mawˈɾisiu ˈʁuɐ]; born 25 November 1981) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former model, currently competing in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2002, Rua is a former UFC Light heavyweight Champion and the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion. As of September 10, 2020, he is #14 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
On 12 September 2007, Rua married physiotherapist Renata Ribeiro. Their first child, a daughter named Maria Eduarda, was born on 15 January 2010.Before becoming a fighter, Rua worked as a model in Brazil, doing books, pictures, and even fashion shows for brands. Of this time, he once said "The first work is fight, and the second is model."Rua has said that he will never fight Wanderlei Silva nor his own brother Murilo due to their personal relationships.
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UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs. Smith
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UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2
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UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Saint Preux
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UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen
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UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
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UFC: Best of 2011
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UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera
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UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz
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UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones
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UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
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UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
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UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun
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UFC 97: Redemption
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