Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Forest Griffin have been squared up to face each other when both fighters go head to head at the UFC 134.

Mauricio who lost his debut match in the UFC to Griffin will once again get the chance to make things even. UFC president Dana has confirmed the crunch encounter between the duo. The match slated for Brazil would see Mauricio enjoy a bit of home advantage, as he would be fighting in his native country.

The first match between this two stars saw Griffin snatch away victory by way of submission, however, Rua at that time was only making his debut at the UFC. Things have now changed with Rua becoming a household name. Hence, the Griffin shouldn’t be expecting an easy ride like he did some four years ago.

The Brazilian champ lost his light heavyweight belt to Jon Jones in March having claimed the belt from Lyoto Machida by some sensational knockout the UFC will always remember.

White while describing the battle between this two fierce fighters said: “These two former world champions always give it their all, and this could be one of the most exciting fights of the year.”

The showdown between this duo is termed a battle of retribution with Rua looking to claim his lost pride from a champion who ruined his debut in the UFC years ago. For Griffin, it is all about maintaining a status quo.

Meanwhile, Stanislav Nedkov and Brazilian Luiz ‘Banha’ Cane have agreed to face each other in the same dugout in Rio. This two will compete for light heavyweights division

There are other lightweight fights slated between Spencer Fisher and Thiago Tavares and then Edson Barboza v Takanori Gomi. Hence UFC fan should expect some mind blowing performance when action resumes for the UFC 134.