Chael Sonnen, from his hosting chair on the set of “UFC Tonight,” has confirmed the main event for the debut of FOX Sports 1.
Sonnen will face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC on FS1 1 in the main event from the TD Garden in Boston.
The two were nearly signed to meet next weekend, but visa issues forced Sonnen to not accept the fight. Rua was originally scheduled to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but he pulled out with a disc injury.
Sonnen was defeated by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in his return to 205 pounds, while Rua lost to Alexander Gustafsson last year.