- Birth Name Maurício Milani Rua
- Birth Place Curitiba, Paraná
- Famous Name Mauricio Rua
- Father Antônio Rua
- Mother Clementina Rua
- Net Worth $6 million
- Salary N/A
- Nationality Brazilian
- Ethnicity Black
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Renata Ribeiro (m. 2007)
- Divorce N/A
- Children N/A
- Affair with Renata Ribeiro
- Girlfriend Renata Ribeiro
Maurício Milani "Shogun" Rua, shortly called Mauricio Rua, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist by profession. He can currently be seen competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Light Heavyweight division. His style of fight ranges from Brazilian jiu-jitsu to muay thai to wrestling and boxing. In 2002, he started his career in this profession as a martial artist where he played at Vale tudo events in Brazil. He grabbed his first win in the same year in one of those Vale tudo games by defeating Rafael Freitas in his opponent. In 2005, he was named as Fighter of the year and was also ranked as 7th fighter in his weight by Sherdog in 2013. He plays for the team Universidade da luta (2008 – present) and Kings MMA (2014 – present). Till date he has won a total of 23 tournaments out of 33 which includes Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Champion, UFC Light Heavyweight and other many more reputed games and is still determined to win more in near future.
Born on November 25, 1981 at Curitiba, Brazil, Rua was a martial art fan since a very young age. He started to take training for Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of six and Muay Thai at the age of seven. Later at the age of sixteen he followed the steps of his older brother and started training at the Chute Boxe Academy. Regarding education, he has finished the second degree in Brazil. Rua was working as a Brazilian model before becoming a martial art champion. He belongs to an Italian and Portuguese descent.
Mauricio is happily married to Renata Ribeiro who is a physiotherapist by profession. The couple first met in 2005 Orkut. Though at the beginning she was not so interested in him but the continuous efforts of Rua finally brought him into her attention and they started to date. Her father was not so happy about their relationship but later he agreed on it. After 2 years of long affair, the couple tied a knot in September 12, 2007. She is his one and only girlfriend as known till date. Rua and his wife are blessed with a beautiful girl child named Maria Eduarda on January, 2010. Adding more, he recently had his shoulder surgery. This will make his fans to wait until 2016 for his next match.
Mauricio Rua has an estimated net worth of $6 million and enjoys a very good salary. Standing 6 ft. 1 in. tall with the weight of 93 kg., Rua follows a very tight schedule and works really hard to maintain and enhance his career. He is involved in various charity works where once he auctioned his gloves for a Brazilian charity. His autographed arts gloves can also be found for sale in various online stores.
To know more about Mauricio Rua, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief biography on him.