Chael Sonnen vs. “Shogun” Rua Confirmed For UFC on FS 1 1, Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett Also Added
By FCF Staff
After failing to save the day at UFC 161, Chael Sonnen will instead face former light-heavyweight champ”Shogun” Rua at the upcoming, UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card on August 17th. In addition, the promotion has also announced that Brad Pickett will take on fellow bantamweight contender Michael McDonald, Ovince St. Preux will fight light-heavyweight Cody Donovan, and that Urijah Faber will meet bantamweight Yuri Alcantara at the Boston event.
Sonnen had offered to fight Rua on June 15th, after Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced to withdraw due to injury, however the bout did not come together. There were reports that visa issues for Sonnen prevented the fight from materializing.
At any rate, the UFC on Fox Sports 1 1 card is likely nearing completion, as multiple bouts now have been confirmed or are expected to take place at the event. Some of the other fights that are scheduled for the card include Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne, Matt Brown vs. Thiago Alves, and Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson.