On Saturday, Nov. 8, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Saint Preux from the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
In the main event of the evening, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took on Strikeforce veteran Ovince Saint Preux. Shogun was originally slated to face Jimi Manuwa, but a foot injury to the British fighter forced “OSP” into main event duty. The 32-year-old Rua had been out of action since March when he engaged in a firefight with Dan Henderson. The Brazilian came out on the wrong end of a third-round TKO and was looking to get back in the win column. Saint Preux, meanwhile, was also be looking to rebound from a loss. The former Tennessee football player lost for the first time in the Octagon in August, losing a five-round decision to Ryan Bader.
The co-main event was slated to feature a flyweight duel between Ian McCall and Brazil’s John Lineker. However, McCall came down with a viral infection and was forced out of the bout. As such, a welterweight contest between Warlley Alves and Alan Jouban was tabbed for the co-headlining slot.
The 10-fight event kicked off Saturday with five preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing at 10:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Rua and Saint Preux comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Claudio Silva vs. Leon Edwards
Dhiego Lima vs. Jorge Oliveira
Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff
Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Wagner Silva vs. Colby Covington