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Report: Chael Sonnen-Shogun Rua Booked For UFC 161

Ivan Raupp, a Brazilian reporter that first broke news of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s recent injury, is saying that Chael Sonnen will step in as a replacement.

Sonnen made it known on Twitter that he would be willing to face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson on June 15. The card takes place on pay-per-view from Winnipeg.

Sonnen was defeated by Jon Jones earlier this year in his return to the light heavyweight division. Expect more news to come out no later than Tuesday concerning this rumored bout, as the UFC has a conference call planned.