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ESPN.com's UFC 104 primer

Updated: October 24, 2009, 6:47 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

In 2007, when Pride folded into the origami shape for failure, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua took his 16-2 record to the UFC, where he was expected to beat his chest atop a pile of corpses.

Instead, he was thoroughly battered by Forrest Griffin and barely eked out a win against a man 15 years his senior in Mark Coleman. Knocking out Chuck Liddell, the new statistical norm for that fighter, resulted in confidence that the "old 'Shogun'" had returned. It also resulted in a title shot. Not ...

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