Chael Sonnen submits Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua in first round


The UFC Fight Night 26 main event featured a light heavyweight title bout between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio Rua and takes place at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.

In case you forgot, Chael Sonnen can still fight.

After losing consecutive title fights in two weight classes, the West Linn., Oregon's most famous resident needed a win if he was going to remain relevant.

Sonnen got that victory with a dominant performance against former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night at TD Garden on Saturday. He won via guillotine choke at 4:47 of the first round.

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Chael Sonnen Vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Name Chael Sonnen <a href=Chael Sonnen" src="" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 26-13-1
Team Team Quest
Name Mauricio Rua Mauricio Rua
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 21-7-0
Team Universidade da luta
-Chael Sonnen defeated Mauricio Rua by Submission (Guillotine choke, 1st Round, 4:46)


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drunkard site profile image  

8/20/13 11:14 PM by drunkard

hahahahahahaha no shogun needs to be fighting the two clowns that made people think he was a god arona and little nog yes the two clowns that sokodjou knocked out in less than a minute. then you would see that he is exactly the same guy just the competition is much better

Rambo John J site profile image  

8/19/13 7:28 PM by Rambo John J

Chael has TRT. levels are mostly untested between fights. That evens the age factor. Shogun looked like he needs some help in the TRT department.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/19/13 6:26 PM by KingofBJJ

Still wrong.  Chael has 50% more fights than Rua.

ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter site profile image  

8/19/13 1:18 PM by ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter

I just got done with a champion, if you don't think.... One of chaels best lines yet

Mayweedz site profile image  

8/19/13 12:28 AM by Mayweedz

Sonnen has had quite a few tough training camps against several tough fighters over the past few months. He was probably at the very top of his game and had the fire and metal intensity and anguish in him due to his recent losses, which might have put him in a little jeopardy. Prep matters and I guess Sonnen was the better prepared fighter that night.

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8/18/13 4:39 PM by nix1331

i have no problem with retards like you saying shogun sucks as long as you agree chuck, machida, hendo, forrest, overeem, lil nog, rampage, vera all suck to equal or more amounts

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8/18/13 7:26 AM by ntreb23


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8/18/13 2:05 AM by El_Geronimo_de_Gato

<3   like i said, same defense he employed against overeem in the middleweight gp, luckily for him it worked that night on an exhausted overeem. i dont remeber how the babalu fight went down and im too lazy to search for the video right now, but regardless : really awful guillotine defense was really awful.

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8/18/13 2:01 AM by Jambo888


GodSaveTheReem site profile image  

8/18/13 1:48 AM by GodSaveTheReem

I agree, it is akin to suicide to leave your head out there against a powerful wrestler. I rewatched the gif of the finish again and i can see what you are saying about trying to pry loose, at first I thought he was trying to reach across but now I am thinking you were right...damnit