Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chael Sonnen will finally meet in the Octagon when the UFC arrives in Boston on Saturday, August 17, 2013, for the UFC’s big debut on Fox Sports 1. Rua has a violent history of knockouts in both PRIDE and the UFC, but he has shown vulnerable takedown defense in recent past.
Shogun says he is preparing to surprise Sonnen:
“Every fight that you win is a step toward the belt. I take it one step at a time. My only focus for now is to win this fight. I’m focused on my training and having the right camp to try to surprise my opponent.”
Will Rua return in prime form from the opening bell and blast Sonnen until the ref is forced to save him from further punishment? Does the relentless wrestling game of Sonnen prove to be enough to beat a former champion?
Find out at UFC on FOX Sports 1 this weekend. And as usual, you can stay here at fightline.com for all of your event results.