Former champion improves his striking for UFC Fight Night 26.
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Hua has long been one of the best strikers in mixed martial artists.
With 21 wins from 28 career fights, an incredible 18 of his victories have comes by way of knockout, testament to the timing and power in his hands.
However, in preparation for his main event fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC Fight Night 26, ‘Shogun’ has sought out to improve his punching power even more.
Enter Freddie Roach.
While his name is more commonly linked to the world of boxing, Roach’s legacy and the stable of fighters he has helped improve stands up in any combat sport.
Hua sought out Roach ahead of his bout against Sonnen in a bid to get on a roll and be in line for a title shot again before the end of his career.
The past two years have been tough for the Brazilian as he has just two wins in five fights, as he has taken on some of the biggest names in the sport.
Victories over Forrest Griffin and Brandon Vera have been in contrast to losses to Jon Jones, Dan Henderson and Alexander Gustafsson.
However, with the extra work he has been putting in with Roach and and at Kings MMA, Shogun might have what it takes to hand Sonnen his third loss in his a row, as the UFC rolls into Boston for their much-hyped and stacked free-to-air card.