Pros React to the Gritty Final Trilogy Battle Between Rua and Lil Nog at UFC Fight Island 3

Shogun Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, UFC Fight Island 3
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 26: Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua of Brazil celebrates after his victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira of Brazil in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

With Saturday night being the final Fight Island card (at least for now) as the UFC returns to Vegas in August, fight fans were treated to a legends fight between Mauricio Shogun Rua and Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Rogerio Nogueira.  Honestly, Fight Island would not have been complete without the last of a dying breed gracing the Octagon. They got just that in the co-main event of UFC Fight Island 3.

The talk of retirement have been swirling all week leading up to this fight, but when the cage locked behind these two legends it was quickly forgotten. The UFC matchmakers were looking to strike gold by pitting these two legends against each other.

That there was no touch of gloves as soon as these two legends met in the center of the Octagon just goes to show how deep this rivalry has gone. But, what a throw back fight for MMA fans! No matter how you see these legend vs. legend fights, these men gave everything one last time to finally end the trilogy. They continued a gritty hard-fought battle right until the final bell. Shogun with the clean sweep of Lil Nog, going three and 0 in the trilogy.

Check out the reactions from the pros for the trilogy fight between Mauricio Shogun Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Comment below with your reaction!