The UFC has announced the main event for the inaugural UFC On FOX Sports 1 card. As expected, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will meet Chael Sonnen in a light heavyweight showdown. Shogun was supposed to fight Antônio Rogério Nogueira in the co main event of UFC 161, but Nogueira was forced to withdraw from the card.
The announcement came on UFC Tonight. UFC On FOX Sports 1: 1 takes place in Boston on Saturday August 17 and the event will kick off the first card on FOX’s new channel Fox Sports 1. The last time the UFC was in Boston was for UFC 118: Edgar Vs Penn II at the TD Garden, and that is where this card will be as well.