Fighters will be the protagonists of the event scheduled for August 17th
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced late on Tuesday that Chael Sonnen and Mauricio Shogun Rua will face off in the first event of the organization in the new channel Fox Sports in the United States. The two are scheduled for the main event of UFC on Fox Sports 1:1, scheduled for August 17, at the TD Center in Boston.
Mauricio Shogun and would face Chael Sonnen at UFC 161 on Oct. 15 in Winnipeg, Canada, after sonnen offered to replace Rogerio Nogueira, away from the event because of injury. The organization is not confirmed, but according to reports from sources, would have complied with the request of the loudmouth to face the Brazilian
However, according to information reported also not confirmed by the UFC, the fight could not be played in Winnipeg. The reason is that Chael Sonnen did not have a visa to enter Canada, even though the U.S., since we had problems with the law because of money laundering.
Both come from Shogun as Sonnen at UFC defeat. The Brazilian was overcome by Swede Alexander Gustafsson, by unanimous decision last December. Sonnen already lost the title fight for the light heavyweight Jon Jones by TKO in the first round in April this year. Despite the setback, the U.S. decided to keep the weight off and stay in the division.