Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen Confirmed for UFC on FOX Sports 1

FOX Sports 1 will launch on August 17 with a major main event, as former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will fight recent title challenger Chael Sonnen in a five-round headliner.

Also announced for FOX Sports 1 three-hour main card is a bantamweight barnburner between one of the division’s all-time greats, Urijah Faber, faces dangerous contender Yuri Alcantara.

The 135-pounders will be showcased in a second high-profile bout in Boston as #3-ranked Michael McDonald faces #5-ranked Brad Pickett.

Farther up on the scale, light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux (winner of 10 of his last 11) and 8-2 Cody Donovan will both be looking for their second win inside the Octagon.

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