MMA News: Shogun and Ninja Rua Leave Team Chute Boxe

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According to the official Chute Boxe website, brothers Murilo “Ninja” Rua and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have left team Chute Boxe in favor of starting their own team in the United States. The official word came from Rudimar Fedrigo leader of team Chute Boxe:

“They are fighters born here at Chute Boxe and left the team to form their own in the United States. Remember that the doors of Chute Boxe will always be open to both, and I wish good luck and success in their new job.”

Here is some fighters who have left the Chute Boxe in the past: Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Gabriel Gonzaga, Assuerio Silva and Evan Tanner. Many fighters are leaving Brazil to get a higher level of training here in the US. Ex-Chute Boxe fighter Wanderlei Silva, has been training at Team Xtreme Couture for this fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 79 on December 29.

The Chute Boxe will take a big hit as the two bothers have been the “poster boys” of the Chute Boxe with their faces splashed all over team websites.

UFC 76 Payout Results

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Total Payout $954,000

Wow 68% of the total payout went to Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Main card financial loser of the night, goes to Keith Jardine. The UFC expected him to get his head knocked off by Liddell for $14k.

These numbers do not reflect sponsorships, taxes, licensing fees or fight bonus.

Main Card Fighters

Keith Jardine ($14,000) defeated Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
Forrest Griffin ($44,000) defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($150,000)
Jon Fitch ($44,000) defeated Diego Sanchez ($22,000)
Lyoto Machida ($50,000) defeated Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000)
Tyson Griffin ($24,000) defeated Thiago Tavares ($9,000)

Under Card Fighters

Rich Clementi ($24,000) defeated Anthony Johnson ($5,000)
Jeremy Stephens ($6,000) defeated Diego Saraiva ($3,000)
Christian Wellisch ($14,000) defeated Scott Junk ($4,000)
Matt Wiman ($16,000) defeated Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000)

UFC 76 Results And Recap LIVE

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UFC 76: Knockout
Saturday, September 22 at 10 p.m. EST
The Honda Center in Anaheim, California

*** CageToday should have live results of the fights starting around 8 p.m. EST***

UFC 76 Main Card

Chuck Liddell (20-4) vs. Keith Jardine (12-3-1)

CT R1: 10-9 Liddell
CT R2: 10-9 Jardine
CT R3: 10-9 Jardine
Result: Keith Jardine defeats Chuck Liddell by Split Decision.(29-28 x2 Jardine, 29-28 Liddell)

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-2) vs. Forrest Griffin (14-4)

CT R1: 10-9 Griffin
CT R2: 10-9 Griffin – Shogun gassed
CT R3:
Result: Forrest Griffin defeats Shogun Rua by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:45 of the R3.

Diego Sanchez (17-1) vs. Jon Fitch (14-2)

CT R1: 10-9 Fitch – Close
CT R2: 10-9 Fitch
CT R3: 10-9 Fitch
Result: Jon Fitch defeats Diego Sanchez by Split Decision.(30-27, 29-28, 29-28 Sanchez)

Ryoto Machida (10-0) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-6)

CT R1: 10-9 Machida
CT R2: 10-9 Machida
CT R3: 10-9 Machida
Result: Ryoto Machida defeats Kazuhiro Nakamura by Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)

Tyson Griffin (9-1) vs. Thiago Tavares (13-0)

CT R1: 10-9 Griffin
CT R2: 10-9 Griffin – very close
CT R3: 10-9 Tavares – amazing fight
Result: Tyson Griffin defeats Thiago Tarvares by Unanimous Decision. (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Under Card

Rich Clementi (25-12-1) vs. Anthony Johnson (4-0)

Result: Rich Clementi defeats Anthony Johnson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:05 of R2.

Diego Saraiva (9-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (9-2)

Result: Jeremy Stephens defeats Diego Saraiva by Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)

Christian Wellisch (7-3) vs. Scott Junk (6-1)

Result: Christian Wellisch defeats Scott Junk by Submission (Heel Hook) at 3:19 of R1.

Matt Wiman (7-3) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (4-3)

Result: Matt Wiman defeats Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision. (30-27, 29-28 x2)

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