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Chael Sonnen vs. “Shogun” Rua Headlining UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

The upcoming August 17th, UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card finally has its headliner, as the UFC has announced that Chael Sonnen will fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event. The confirmation comes just days removed from the news that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira had to pull out of UFC 161, and that his opponent Rua would no longer fight on the card.

So, although Sonnen’s offer to fight “Shogun” at the June 15th card didn’t pan out, “The American Gangster” has locked up a bout with the former champ like he wanted. It’s an intriguing fight to say the least.

The Sonnen-Rua tilt was only one of several fights the promotion has confirmed for the Boston bound event, as the UFC has announced that Urijah Faber will fight Yuri Alcantara (as relayed earlier), Brad Pickett will take on Michael McDonald (which should be fantastic), and that Ovince St. Preux will battle Cody Donovan.

Here is the line-up to date for UFC on Fox Sports 1 1, which for a “free event”, is looking pretty, pretty, pretty good.

“Shogun” Rua vs. Chael Sonnen

Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett

Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem

Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber

Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown

Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon

Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring

Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle

Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani

Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux

Photo Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


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