Watch: Shogun Rua knocked out in first round
Shogun Rua was pummeled in the octagon during his fight with Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg on Sunday.
The headline fight lasted just 1:29 before the referee had to step in and keep Smith from doing more damage to Rua, who could not defend himself.
Smith brought the pain with a series of punches and elbows that forced Rua into the fence.
— Todd Lucier (@MrOldSchool22) July 22, 2018
The loss drops Rua to 25-11 and ends his three-fight winning streak. Smith meanwhile is on the way up. He has consecutive first-round knockout wins over Rashad Evans and now Rua.