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UFC Fight Night: Sonnen submits Rua in first round

Written By Myranda Diana on Sunday, August 18, 2013 | 9:14 AM

Chael Sonnen has extended been recognized for his ground game, nevertheless it wasn't until his victory over Mauricio Rua on Saturday evening he shown how quickly they can finish fights there.

Carrying out a back-and-forth first round, Sonnen guaranteed a guillotine choke late inside the opening frame, forcing the prior UFC light heavyweight champion to type in the 4:47 mark of Round 1.

The sun's rays heavyweight bout headlined Saturday's UFC Fight Evening 26 event at Boston's TD Garden. It broadcast on FOX Sports 1 incorporated within the new cable channel's first day on air.

Sonnen's trademark style was displayed early while he wasted almost no time diving for your takedown and planting "Shogun" round the pad inside the opening seconds in the bout. Rua wasn't pleased to live there extended, however, which he quickly scrambled to his foot but got a takedown that belongs to them to even some misunderstanding.

To Sonnen's credit, he continued to be calm and acquired in the beginning, plus it wasn't extended before he'd remedied the career and began again the grinding, ground-and-pound style within the top that lots of people expected from him in this particular fight. Nevertheless the real surprise showed up the best minute in the round, when Sonnen guaranteed the guillotine choke and take care of it from his back, departing his Brazilian opponent with no escape route while he squashed for your submission victory.

Following a fight, the always-verbose Sonnen first devoted his win to his grandmother, who he mentioned has fought against cancer, then launched rapidly into his pro wrestling-style schtick, adoring their very own performance by getting an impromptu poem then calling out longtime Brazilian rival Wanderlei Silva.

"The next round the UFC's home, FOX Sports 1, Wanderlei Silva, 6 foot tall and 205 pounds," Sonnen mentioned within the publish-fight interview with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan. "Boy, until I met you, I didn't know they may stack garbage topping.In .

After being briefly interrupted by Rogan, Sonnen was soon in line, offering Silva a fight in three months' time before storming in the cage.

While using win, Sonnen (28-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) can get his first victory because the month of the month of january 2012, getting upset a couple-fight losing streak that saw him suffer defeats in bouts for that UFC middleweight and light-weight heavyweight game game titles. Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) has lost two back to back inside the UFC.

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