MAURICIO ‘SHOGUN’ RUA VS. CHAEL SONNEN HEADLINES STACKED CARD IN BOSTON AUG. 17
Jun 21, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas, Nevada – Former UFC® and PRIDE®
champion Mauricio Rua
(21-7, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) will meet controversial
and charismatic light heavyweight contender Chael Sonnen
(28-13-1, fighting out of West Linn, Ore.) on Saturday, August 17
at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The main event highlights an
action-packed card that will serve as the inaugural live sports
broadcast on the newly minted network, FOX SPORTS 1.
In addition, Alistair
Overeem (36-12-1, fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
returns to the Octagon® to face Travis
Browne (14-1-1, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) in a
heavyweight showdown that is sure to deliver.
Also, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber
(28-6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) looks for his third
straight win as he meets dynamic Brazilian bantamweight Yuri
Alcantara (27-4, Soure Para, Brazil).
Other bouts for UFC® on FOX SPORTS 1: SHOGUN vs. SONNEN
Resilient striker Matt Brown
(19-11, fighting out of Columbus, Ohio) vs. Brazil’s Thiago Alves
(24-8, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
The Ultimate Fighter® 17 finalist Uriah Hall
(8-3 fighting out of New York, N.Y.) vs. Canadian Nick Ring
(13-2, fighting out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada) in a middleweight
Submission specialist Joe Lauzon
(22-8, fighting out of Bridgewater, Mass.) vs. lightweight Michael
Johnson (13-8, fighting out of Springfield, Mo.)
Pickett (24-7, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) vs.
bantamweight contender Michael
McDonald (15-2, fighting out of Modesto, Calif.) · Former WEC
featherweight champion Mike Brown
(26-8, fighting out of Portland, Maine) faces Sweden’s Akira
Corassani (13-4-1, fighting out of New York, N.Y.).
· The Ultimate Fighter® 14 season winner Diego
Brandao (21-8, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) vs.
Pineda (17-9, Houston, Texas).
· Ireland’s Conor
McGregor (13-2, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) vs. England’s
Ogle (9-2, fighting out of Sunderland, England)
Donovan (8-2, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) vs. light
heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (13-5, fighting out of Knoxville,
· The Ultimate Fighter® 13 season finalist Ramsey
Nijem (8-3, fighting out of Orem, Utah) vs. lightweight
Vick (4-0, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas)
Tickets for UFC® on FOX SPORTS 1: SHOGUN vs. SONNEN, go on sale
Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $300, $225, $150,
$100, $75 and $50. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster
locations. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To
charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at
(800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at
www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase
tickets to this event Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. ET via the
website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale
will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Wednesday, June 19
starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register
for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All
bouts live and subject to change.
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