Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was slept early by Anthony Smith.
The stage was set for the main event of UFC Hamburg. Headlining the card was a light heavyweight scrap between Smith and Rua. The action was held inside the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. It didn’t take long for Smith to earn another knockout.
A leg kick was there for Rua early. Smith went swinging for the fences, but “Shogun” landed a right hand. Smith connected with a punch. He landed a front kick, but Rua moved forward. Smith rocked Rua with a right hand. He then landed a barrage of punches and an elbow over the top that knocked out “Shogun.”
After the bout, Smith said he wants a piece of Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227 on Aug. 4.
Final Result: Anthony Smith def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via KO (strikes) – R1, 1:29