Brazilian Brothers: Murilo Rua & Mauricio Rua

A quick look at the brothers Murilo Rua and Mauricio Rua.

By: Nate Wilcox | 16 years ago
Brazilian Brothers: Murilo Rua & Mauricio Rua
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Chute Box star Murilo Rua is coming to the U.S. to fight on the Pride 34 card. He talks about his debut in a video interview on

Here’s a HL reel of the man they call “Ninja”.

One thing I like about the Rua brothers — not only are their names Maurico Rua and Murilo Rua easier to keep track of but their nicknames are totally easy to keep straight. Here’s some highlights of Maurico “Shogun” Rua, considered by many to be #1 LHW in the world.

But I gotta say, as much as I dig the muy thai based fighting of the Chute Box camp, my heart’s with BJJ and the hard to keep straight Brazilian Top Team Brothers Antonio “Minotauro” Rodrigo Nogueira aka “Big Nog” and his brother Antonio “Minotoro” Rogerio Nogueira aka “Little Nog”. I mean my Portuguese ain’t the best, but couldn’t they at least have more distinct nicknames?!? At least they fight in different weight divisions.
Here’s “Big Nog” submitting Cro Cop. He’s my favorite heavyweight by far.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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