A light heavyweight bout has been added to May’s UFC 198 in Brazil as former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will meet Ultimate Fighter 19 winner Corey Anderson.

The fight booking was announced on late Tuesday afternoon.

UFC 198 will take place on May 14 at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil and will be headlined by a title fight as Fabricio Werdum defends the heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic.

Rua (23-10) is coming off a win in August at UFC 190 against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and had been scheduled to face Rashad Evans in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 19. He was recently pulled from that event due to an injury and this will be his fourth straight fight to take place in his home country of Brazil. Anderson (8-1) has won his last three fights and is coming off a decision victory at UFC 196 earlier this month. He has won five of his six fights in the UFC and four of those wins have come by decision.

The current UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic fight card is below.

Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) vs. Stipe Miocic (14-2)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (22-4, 1NC) vs. Vitor Belfort (25-11)
Demian Maia (22-6) vs. Matt Brown (20-13)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-7) vs. Patrick Cummins (8-3)
Warlley Alves (10-0) vs. Bryan Barberena (11-3)
Nate Marquardt (34-15-2) vs. Thiago Santos (12-3)
Yancy Medeiros (12-3) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (19-4)
Sergio Moraes (10-2) vs. Kamaru Usman (7-1)
Renato Carneiro (9-0-1) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (18-3)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (23-10) vs. Corey Anderson (8-1)

10 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    Can you also answer this ? on your podcast 2moro? If UFC were to buy a 5th MMA organization. Outta these which one would it be: Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, KSW, Rizin FF?

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    What do you think of most ppl saying that Bellator is lower level MMA? Ppl don’t ever give Bellator the respect they deserve as a major MMA promotion. Most ppl hate Bellator. I think it’s bc they wanna be number one. They aren’t like all the other promotions who are best friends with the UFC.

    What do you think of Anderson Silva potentially being on the UFC 198 card instead of the 200 card?

    What would your 5 fight main card be for UFC 200?

  3. Hardcore MMA fan

    What happened to the Kharitonov vs Sakai rumored fight? Is Kharitonov gonna fight Kongo or Mitrione instead?

  4. Hardcore MMA fan

    Zayats, Richman, and Shlemenko profiles have been taken down on the Spike/ Bellator website. Have you heard anything on those three being cut?

    • Jason Floyd

      Last time I asked about Richman and Shlemenko, I was told they are still under contract with the promotion. I have not heard anything on Zayats.

  5. Hardcore MMA fan

    That Lombard vs Magny fight shouldn’t been stopped in the 2nd rd. WTF was the ref thinking. Maybe he wanted Lombard to win so he let it go on to the third rd. I think Lombard’s UFC record should be 5-1- 1NC. Those 2 split decision loses were total BS. Anyway that was a great wild fight last night. Magny should fight Hendricks or T- Wood next.

    • Hardcore MMA fan


      What I meant is Shlemenko and Richman’s profiles have been taken down once again.

  6. Hardcore MMA fan

    Have you heard any fight rumors on Mitrione and Kharitonov? Maybe them two possibly fighting each other at Bellator 154? Or Kharitonov vs Kongo?