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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is Doing Something Special for Charity

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The gloves Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-6) wore in his win over Brandon Vera (12-6-1 NC) are being auctioned for a Brazilian charity. Rua defeated Vera at UFC on Fox 4 via TKO in the fourth round.

All money raised goes to hospitals in Rua's native town of Curitiba, Brazil.

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"The growth of the sport helped us to get closer to the audience of all ages," said Rua through an interpreter to MMA Junkie. "If we all help a little, a lot can be improved."

The auction has already started, you can bid by going to doesantacasa.org. The auction ends December 20.

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Rua returns to the Octagon against Alexander Gustafsson (14-1) at UFC on FOX 5. The event takes place from Seattle on December 8.

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