The gift of gab will be making its way to Boston. Tuesday night on UFC tonight, it was announced that Chael P. Sonnen will be headlining Fox Sports 1 against former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
It was originally thought that Sonnen would be competing against Wanderlei Silva in the near future but never came to fruition. Shogun was originally supposed to compete against Rogerio Noguiera at UFC 161 but Lil Nog pulled out of the fight because of a back injury.
Sonnen looks to rebound from his recent string of losses. Of course his losses are against the two best fighters on the planet. Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. A win for Sonnen will prove critics that he’s an elite light heavyweight and help erase the brutal loss from Jones from UFC 159.
Shogun last competed at UFC on Fox 6 against Alexander Gustaffson. He ultimately came up short that night, losing by unanimous decision. He’s been pretty inconsistant throughout his UFC career and a win for Rua would move him back into title contention.
This is a crucial fight for both competitors. Who will win? The American gangster or the Brazilian warrior?