Miss last nights UFC on Fox Sports 1 debut? That’s unfortunate, but at least you can see the headline bout finish by the loved and hated Chael P. Sonnen, over the former champ and black belt Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. You can also catch the co-main event between Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem here, as the bout was finished in the first as well in spectacular fashion.
“The American Gangster,” “The Bad Guy,”Uncle Chael,” whatever moniker you choose, you can still call him victor. Bouncing back from losses to two of the pound-for-pound greats, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, the former contender is undoubtedly underrated by media as Dana White pointed out during the post-fight.
Currently ranked #8 in the UFC rankings (based on media votes) under opponent he has defeated, it is likely the double edged sword that is his mouth that both gets him the fights and also loses him recognition among critics. Taking out a long-running legend like Rua early is going to set Chael P. close to the top, the only question is in what division? According to Sonnen it will likely be back at middleweight against either Wanderlei Silva or Vitor Belfort. Sorry Phil Davis, Sonnen did not seem interested in your challenge.