The Shogun vs. Sonnen fight (also known as UFC Fight Night 26) is scheduled to take place on 17 August, 2013. You will be able to catch the live match updates, match result and complete match highlight videos through our webpage. The Mauricio Shogun vs Chael Sonnen mixed martial arts (MMA) fight is going to start on 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted live by Fox Sports 1.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is a former light heavyweight champion. Shogun is a 31 year old Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter from Brazil who fights in the light heavyweight division. In his career Shogun has been involved in 28 fights till now from which he has won 21. The Brazilian fighter has won 18 of his total fights through KO/TKO which show that he is a very impressive striker with knock-out power. Rua is currently ranked as number seven Light Heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.
It will be the last fight of Chael Sonnen in the light heavyweight division before he turns back to the UFC middleweight division. Chael is a power house who throws his each punch with a knockout power. In his career Sonnen has faced 40 opponents from which he has won 27 fights. Most of his victories have come from referee decisions so we can say that Sonnen keeps getting better as the fight goes on.
Date: 17 August, 2013
Time: 8 p.m. ET
If we see the past record of both fighters we will see that Chael Sonnen has lost most of his fights through submissions which identifies that he is not quite good on the ground game. On the other hand Shogun is quite good at the ground game and can create problems for Sonnen.
The event will be the first UFC event broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Both fighters are coming in this fight after losing their last match. So both of them will be looking to get back on the winning streak by defeating their opponent in this match.
After analyzing the past record of both players we think that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is the favorite for winning the fight. The reason is that both fighters have the knock-out punch power by the ground game of Shogun is very strong in comparison to Sonnen. Sonnen has been defeated many times via submission in his career and we think that this will happen to him once again.