Former UFC champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had to dig deep Saturday night at STAPLES Center to hold off the most resilient and determined Brandon Vera fans have ever seen. The result: A fourth round TKO victory for Shogun that kept him in the light heavyweight title picture. It was yet another dramatic war for the Brazilian standout, who waged one of the sport’s all-time classics last year during a five-round nail-biter with Dan Henderson . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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