19 years ago, Maurício Shogun knocked out Quinton Jackson with a 'goal shot' in a challenge between Pride legends; remember

UFC remembers victory that kicked off the achievement that marked the career of Brazilian legend

Mauritius Shogun won the middleweight tournament at Pride in 2005. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFC_Europe

On April 23, 2005, Mauritius Shogun it was the start of one of the greatest achievements of his career. At the 'Pride Total Elimination', the Curitiba native got into the ring to measure his strength against the dangerous Quinton 'Rampage'Jackson. The confrontation marked the first phase of the middleweight tournament and the Brazilian left the fight with a historic victory, applying 'goal shots' that led to his rival being knocked out.

In the images (see below), published in the profile 'UFC Europe', at the 'X', old 'Twitter', it is possible to follow the overwhelming outcome of the fight. Imposing, forceful and precise, the Tupiniquim overcame one of the candidates for the title.

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After the victory, Shogun would go through three more opponents, adding the middleweight belt at the end of the championship. To reach the top, Maurício experienced a legendary battle with Rogério Minotouro, superor alistair overeem and, in the grand final, he beat Ricardo arona.

About two years later, the Brazilian would debut in the UFC. For the organization chaired by Dana White, the Curitiba native became light heavyweight champion (up to 93kg) in 2010.

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