UFC FOX Sports 1 results: Sonnen submits Rua, Browne KO’s Overeem

August 17, 2013

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UFC FOX Sports 1 results: Sonnen submits Rua, Browne KO’s Overeem



Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its FOX Sports 1 debut with UFC Fight Night 26: “Shogun vs. Sonnen” from TD Bank Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

What an unbelievable fight card tonight (August 17, 2013) as Chael Sonnen submitted Shogun Rua with a guillotine choke in the opening-round.  Sonnen was relentless from the get go with multiple take downs and big shots from the guard.   This puts Sonnen up in the ranks for a future world-title shot.

In co-main event action, Travis Browne delivered a surprising head kick knockout over Alistair Overeem to score a beautiful first-round victory.  Both fighters looked tired heading into the dying seconds of the first-round but Browne was able to pull off a front kick followed by a barrage of punches to end Overeem’s night.

Official results:

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua — Sonnen wins via submission (guillotine) at 4:47 of round one

Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne — Browne wins via knockout (front kick + punches) at 4:08 of round one

Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber — Faber wins via unanimous decision (30-26×2, 30-27)

Mike Pyle vs. Matt Brown — Brown wins via knockout (punches) at 0:29 of round one

Uriah Hall vs. John Howard — Howard wins via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon — Johnson wins via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 30-25)

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald — McDonald wins via submission (triangle choke) at 3:43 of round two

Conor McGregor vs. Max Holloway — McGregor wins via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 30-26)

Mike Brown vs. Steven Siler — Siler wins via knockout (punches) at 0:50 of round one

Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda — Brandao wins via unanimous decision (29-28×3)

Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan — Gamburyan wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×2)

Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux — St. Preux wins via knockout (punches) at 2:07 of round one

Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick — Vick wins via submission (guillotine) at 0:58 of round one

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