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
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