UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen

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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen
UFC FOX Sports 1.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 17, 2013
VenueTD Garden
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Total gate$1,534,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen (also known as UFC Fight Night 26) was a mixed martial arts event held on August 17, 2013, at the TD Garden in Boston.[2]


The event was the first UFC event broadcast on Fox Sports 1.[3][4]

The main event was contested between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Maurício Rua and Chael Sonnen.[5] The bout was first linked to UFC 161, as Sonnen was mentioned as a short notice replacement for Rua's original opponent Antônio Rogério Nogueira, who was out of the bout with a back injury. Visa issues prevented Sonnen from getting into Canada, resulting in Rua being pulled from the event altogether.[6]

Nick Ring was expected to face Uriah Hall at the event. However, Ring was pulled from the bout and was replaced by Josh Samman[7] Samman was subsequently forced from the bout and was replaced by returning UFC fighter John Howard.[8]

Akira Corassani was expected to face Mike Brown at the event; however, Corassani pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Steven Siler.[9]

Thiago Alves was expected to face Matt Brown at the event; however, Alves pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Mike Pyle.[10]

Andy Ogle was expected to face Conor McGregor at the event; however, Ogle pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway.[11]


Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen def. Maurício Rua Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:47
Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Alistair Overeem KO (front kick and punches) 1 4:08
Bantamweight Urijah Faber def. Iuri Alcântara Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matt Brown def. Mike Pyle KO (punches) 1 0:29
Middleweight John Howard def. Uriah Hall Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Joe Lauzon Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–25) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Bantamweight Michael McDonald def. Brad Pickett Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:43
Featherweight Conor McGregor def. Max Holloway Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Steven Siler def. Mike Brown KO (punches) 1 0:50
Featherweight Diego Brandao def. Daniel Pineda Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook/YouTube)
Featherweight Manvel Gamburyan def. Cole Miller Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux def. Cody Donovan KO (punches) 1 2:07
Lightweight James Vick def. Ramsey Nijem Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:58


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of The Night: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
  • Knockout of The Night: Travis Browne and Matt Brown
  • Submission of the Night: Michael McDonald and Chael Sonnen

Reported Payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[14]

  • Chael Sonnen: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Maurício Rua: $175,000
  • Travis Browne: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Alistair Overeem: $285,000
  • Urijah Faber: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Iuri Alcântara: $16,000
  • Matt Brown: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle: $45,000
  • John Howard: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Uriah Hall: $10,000
  • Michael Johnson: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Joe Lauzon: $27,000
  • Michael McDonald: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Brad Pickett: $23,000
  • Conor McGregor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Max Holloway: $14,000
  • Steven Siler: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Brown: $30,000
  • Diego Brandao: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Daniel Pineda: $15,000
  • Manvel Gamburyan: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $26,000
  • Ovince St. Preux: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Cody Donovan $8,000
  • James Vick: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 26 officially draws 14,181 fans for gate of $1.534 million". MMA Junkie. 2013-09-10. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  2. ^ Staff (2013-03-29). "UFC in Boston for FOX Sports 1". msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
  3. ^ Mookie Alexander (2013-03-29). "Dana White announces UFC on Fox Sports 1 August show will be in Boston". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-03-29.
  4. ^ John Morgan (2013-06-05). "UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 to feature five-hour TV run on same channel". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  5. ^ Mike Bohn (2013-06-04). "Chael Sonnen vs Shogun Rua fight to serve as first-ever UFC on FOX Sports 1 main event on Aug. 17 in Boston". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-06-03). "Visa issues reportedly scrap Sonnen-Rua at UFC 161". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-07-01). "Nick Ring out, Josh Samman meets Uriah Hall at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  8. ^ Staff (2013-07-17). "John Howard re-signs with the UFC, fights Uriah Hall at UFC on Fox Sports 1". bostonherald.com. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  9. ^ Staff (2013-07-01). "Akira Corassani off UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card, Steven Siler meets Mike Brown". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  10. ^ Mookie Alexander (2013-07-03). "Thiago Alves injured, Mike Pyle now fights Matt Brown at UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  11. ^ Dave Doyle (2013-07-10). "Max Holloway steps up against Conor McGregor after injury forces Andy Ogle out". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  13. ^ Staff (2013-08-17). "UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  14. ^ Staff (September 10, 2013). "UFC Fight Night 26 salaries: Overeem and Rua lead disclosed paydays". mmajunkie.com.