Chael Sonnen, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua to headline FOX Sports 1 UFC event on August 17, 2013.
By A.J. PerezFoxSports
Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have been tapped to headline the first UFC on FOX Sports 1, one of several fights announced on "UFC Tonight" on Tuesday.
The five-round Sonnen-Rua middleweight bout will take place in Boston on Aug. 17, the same day that FOX Sports 1 — the new nationwide sports network — launches.
The headliner for another card — UFC 164 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Aug. 31 — was also announced. Benson Henderson will defend his UFC lightweight title against TJ Grant in the featured bout of that event.
That announcement of the fight was expected after Grant knocked out Gray Maynard at UFC 162 last month. UFC president Dana White told reporters afterward that Grant would face Henderson, who is is coming off a split decision victory over Gilbert Melendez in April.