EliteXC Video: Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Tony Bonello

EliteXC Video: Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Tony Bonello

Ninja makes quick work of Bonello at last Saturdays EliteXC “Return of the King” in Hawaii.


  1. Onri

    June 16, 2008 at 11:20 am

    The staredown was twice as good as the fight. I like how ninja wouldn't grab the sub because he wanted to pound on Bonello.

  2. whodini

    June 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    why he jumped guard i dunno….i reckon ol Bonello didnt know who he was calling out …now did he ?

  3. kom34

    June 16, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    what a dumbass jumping guard against a great bjj guy from Brazil. he was trying to bait ninja to grab an americana but ninja was going to town on that guys face. he didnt want a sub he wanted to see that guy bleed.

    whodini you got it right he didnt know who he was calling out and taunting before the fight. got what he deserved.

  4. steve

    June 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I think that bonello knew exactly who he was fighting and he was trying to psych himself up because that is how he would get mentally ready. I think he very nervous. Explaining when he pulled guard or maybe u guys are right and he just didnt know what the fuck he was getting himself into. Either way he fucked up and well he got fucked up. Ninja looked good but I still question his stand up skills which he will need if he wants the belt back. I also wonder how bonello had a 16-0 record with 14 sub. wins. He is one of those local fighters that should never step up to the b to c class shows like Elite Xc.

  5. steve

    June 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm


    what do u guys think of this. I think it is good for the sport but bad for the UFC and that is why I ont think that it will work out.

  6. CagE

    June 16, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I am not a big fan of "associations". They ruined boxing, IBF, WBA…

    WAMMA is out to do good, but what happens when they get to much say and some big players create another association. Then were are just going to have a bunch of BS titles.

    Leave titles with the promotions and let the fans decide who is the best.

    Most sites rankings started to drop Fedor after he refused to fight anyone with talent. If forced him to look for the big fights and Sylvia is no joke.

  7. tom

    June 17, 2008 at 3:33 am

    The staredown was twice as good as the fight.

  8. kom34

    June 17, 2008 at 6:06 am

    the wamma title doesnt really mean anything to me. i agree that fedor is probably the best heavyweight in the world. but you cant discredit nogiera who beat fedors challenger tim sylvia.

  9. tom

    June 17, 2008 at 6:13 am

    tim is going to come out and test Fador

  10. roy

    June 17, 2008 at 6:14 am

    i think there will be some good things with wamma, and hopefully down the road all promotions will crosspromote to see who truely is the best.

  11. Tina

    October 25, 2008 at 7:11 pm


    I used to know Tony very very well. That staredown part aint really him. It was probably to psych himself up but actually stuffed him up. He's actually a real down to earth guy, very respectful to anyone that he meets so i really dont know what he was trying to prove there. When i knew him he has never ever been that skinny as he was in that fight, he looks like a total different person. He really really stuffed up that fight big time he just didn't know what he was getting into.

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