The August line up for the UFC ON FOX SPORTS 1 1 has it’s headline: SHOGUN VS. SONNEN. This card has a lot of big named fighters as was promised by UFC President Dana White when he stated that the first fights to air Free on Fox would contain a stacked card.
Rua and Sonnen, who need no introduction, much like Overeem, Faber, Alves and Lauzon are among this big name lineup. But one fight to keep and eye on is Uriah Hall, who even though coming off a recent split decision loss to Kelvin Gastelum at the TUF 17 Finale, has a lot of skill and strength and will be looking to bounce back. He also had this to SAY about Ronda Rousey. He will be facing Nick Ring, who is also coming off a split decision loss to Chris Camozzi at UFC158 back in March of this year. So expect both fighters to come out strong, and ultimately try to finish this fight before it gets into the Judges hands.
Michael McDonald will be looking to regain his dominant form after coming off a loss to Renan Barão back in February at the UFC on FUEL. He will face Brad Pickett who is coming off a split decision win over Mike Easton back in April. Ironically enough he also lost to Barão back at UFC138 by way of a rear-naked choke.
So our question to you… is this the superfight card you were hoping for?
Date: August 17, 2013
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: TD Garden
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen
- Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
- Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown
- Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring
- Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET)
- Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
- Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani
- Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle
- Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
- Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
- Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick
- TBA vs. TBA