Shogun Rua vs. Corey Anderson Added To UFC 198 In Brazil

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will make his return about a month after originally planned, taking on Corey Anderson at UFC 198.

The light heavyweight contest has been added to the May 14 event that features heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic.

Rua (23-10) was expected to face Rashad Evans in April, but a knee injury caused his removal. He was replaced by Glover Teixeira in the contest.

The Brazilian is coming off a much-needed victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira last August, his first win since 2013. Rua is 2-4 over his last six.

Anderson (8-1) was a heavyweight winner on The Ultimate Fighter and pushed his win streak to three in a row with a controversial decision vs. Tom Lawlor earlier this month. He is 5-1 over his UFC career, losing only to Gian Villante.