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Saturday, 08/17/2013, 07:56 pm

UFC on FS1: Fight Night 26 Results | Chael Sonnen Handles Shogun Rua, Notches Submission Victory in the Opening Round

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Chael came out on fire, putting his wrestling skills on full display. His initial attempt to throw Shogun backfired as Mauricio sunk his hips and landed on top of Sonnen. Chael didn’t waste any time on the bottom though as he came back up to the feet, went to another clinch and this time launched Rua in a beautiful belly-to-belly supplex. From there it was all Chael for the remainder of the round.

He maintained control of Shogun, landed some big bombs from the top, and even passed through the guard of Shogun.

With about thirty seconds left in the round Shogun scrambled came back to his base and shot in on the legs of Sonnen. Chael immediately locked on to a guillotine choke, looked up at the clock, realized there was only about thirty seconds remaining in the round, dropped down into his guard and completely committed to the choke.

Shogun tried to defend, he wiggled a little bit but could not pop out or hold his consciousnesses for the final seconds of the round and was forced to tap out.

Chael Sonnen notched the submission win over Mauricio Shogun Rua via submission due to a guillotine choke in the final seconds of the opening round.

Following the fight Sonnen called out fan favorite Wanderlei Silva and said he wanted to fight him in three months time. We’ll see how that plays out in the coming days. Usually, if the past is any clue to the future, Sonnen gets what he asks for. That fight with Silva could be his next.

The win over Shogun does not put Sonnen back in to title contention just yet but it keeps him at the top tier of competition and allows for several intriguing match ups for him in the near future.  Sonnen wants the fight with Wanderlei, so we’ll see if that’s the what the company wants for him next as well. 

As for Shogun, he was trying to get himself back up to a title fight with Jon Jones, the man that stole the UFC strap from him, but this loss surely knock him back down to the bottom of the contention ladder. Still, his big name and legendary credentials will open him up to several other interesting fights as well.

Stay posted to to see what the UFC decides to do with Sonnen and Shogun next.

Jake Chastain



0 Responses to “UFC on FS1: Fight Night 26 Results | Chael Sonnen Handles Shogun Rua, Notches Submission Victory in the Opening Round”

  1. Charticus says:

    Huge Shogun fan from the beginning, but this was a huge victory for the Chaelmonster! Wand just lost $100k.

  2. Charticus says:

    Chael impressive against a monster like shogun!

  3. Steven Thurman says:

    Finally, someone that got it right and realized Shogun didnt go for a takedown when he ended up on top of Sonnen..

  4. 757 says:

    I was a big fan of Shogun always. I thought he would win tonight. Chael Sonnen won fair and square. He fought great and deserves the credit of a job well done.

  5. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    I pretty much thought Sonnen would win, but I do feel sorry for Rua. 2 tough loses for him. I hope he comes back and fucks some of these tools up. He’s one of the few Brazilians that are worth a shit. He should train at the Blackzilians or start his own team called the Whitezilians.

  6. Sean says:

    He’s on trt. What sonnen did means nothing to me. And don’t call me an idiot that doesn’t understand what trt is and does. I’ve done the research..and even sonnen said himself, “I take trt to get an edge”.

  7. Noks says:

    Ok , so sonnen finally won a fight…. !!!! No hype celebrations this side…!!!! i believe sonnen’s career is over …!!! no 1 wants to fight sonnen cause there’s no point , if you beat sonnen then so what your UFC ranking remains the same…!!! Sonnen is calling everyone out in hopes of a miracle fight with anyone to put him back in the contenders seat…!! Not gona happen dude …!!! Starting to understand why everone hates Dana white so much…!!! Anthony Petites (however he’s name is spelled) Title shot with Aldo. So glad Aldo told him he doesnt deserve it, Cause he dont..!!! Petites can work his way up the rankings like every other fighter did , NO EXCEPTIONS FOR DANA WHITE’S FRIENDS…!!!

  8. Big Worm says:

    Great fight was surprised with the submission victory from Chael. +1 To 757 I know you usually hate Chael but glad to see you agree he deserves credit after that fight.

  9. Dddddddd says:

    Wow! Chael manhandled him. I say Chael vs. Vitor in brazil both blazin on Trt. They have title losses in common also not just Trt. It only makes sense.

    • 757 says:

      TRT is legal……there is no proof that there is anything else being taken

      • Dee says:

        If you need substance to fight then you shouldn’t fight.

        • CheeseBread says:

          so what is your argument on taking anything from GNC or any Body enhancer Stores that are legal? If your body can fully produce Vitamin B on normal Levels but yet you take extra Vitamin B which does improve your energy and blood flow, should you not fight? TRT is what it stands for. Dont drink a coffee or that energy drink in the morning cause your just cheating yourself?!

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          @CheeseBread ^Dude – keep posting here more, This site is in dire need of common sense people on here. Nice post.

  10. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    I’d like to see Sonnen take out Wanderlei next and then finally get rid of Machida. Then if Belfort is still around take him out, then if he can do that then, give him another championship fight by end of 2014. These 3 should all be fairly methodical in there defeat and, hopefully, subsequent retirement. Time to sweep out the old dirty Pride trash.

  11. 757 says:

    Easy Gargoyle . It was a good day for the Sonnen people that’s for sure. Much credit goes to him. Cleaning out all of those guys is a challenging task and it will be interesting to watch, but difficult just the same.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      I actually though Rua was the toughest fight of these 4. The ONLY way for a striker to win is too create space and Sonnen is an expert at making zero space. So how will either of these 3 win? Keep Sonnen at bay and therefore, space? No way. Sorry, but you may have bought into the Sonnen hate around here. Sonnen is THE BEST grappler at that weight. Askren is only better at the lower weights. Belfort needs to step up and fight Machida or retire.

      • Steven Thurman says:

        I think Belfort is probably gonna be a tough challenge for Sonnen, especially with his submission skills.

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Belfort will try and grab arms from the bottom and Sonnen has been susceptible in the past. He could pose a problem but Belfort is really not at his level. Definitely not better than Rua. I see the fight with Machida being tougher for Sonnen because that bitch runs away so much. Hopefully, we will see it. Pretty clear though, if Wanderlei doesn’t step up, then we WILL ALL KNOW why.

  12. 757 says:

    Hopefully we will get to see.

  13. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    I got a question for all the dementoids on here. Who thinks Sonnen,Rua and the UFC staged that loss??? What say you Nate/Fitch old man?

  14. maddkillah says:

    wow! i kinda know that sonnen’s gonna win but on the first round? with a guillotine choke? un****n believable. anyways, to all you haters out there..pls, stop bringing up the trt issue..don’t be sore losers guys….

  15. 757 says:

    Hey Gargoyle I wanted to respond to your post about Vitor not being better than Hua on the ground. I like Shogun and I know he is a black belt but so is Vitor….the legendary Carlson Gracie awarded his. No slouch brother. Between the two of them Shogun wasn’t the one that nearly broke JBJ arm and damaged it seriously . He dam near took the belt home on that. Shogun with all do respect to him got dominated on the ground and feet against JBJ the entire fight. Vitor is definitely a threat to chael on the ground.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      Hey Man I know you are a big Vitor fan and he is dangerous, but in a Rua vs Vitor fight, I think Rua beats him up. Don’t forget, Jones was beating Vitor around pretty badly and got a little lazy and Vitor grab the arm. So it’s not like Vitor was game with Jones and had won a round up unitl the 4th. Vitor was just better of keeping distance form Jones and making that fight longer. I just hope we get to see Sonnen vs Belfort after Sonnen takes care of Wandy. That should settle it.

  16. GRT 3000 says:

    @ Farticus & @Fagoyle – two names same clown. Trolling cop turd with shit for brains. Scary to think that a piece of shit like you is a cop…but then again, you’re likely a beat-cop handing out speeding tickets. straight tool…

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      As usual disease boy, you’re wrong again. Charticus and I are 2 completely different posters.
      But I DO have your number, career college fag NERD. Professional student metro. Living wiht Mommy and Daddy while you are “getting my degree” LMAO…You’re a fraud bitch. I want to beat you up sooo bad now. What UP college boy nerd? Where you at? I travel around I can make it happen. You wax your eyebrows don’t you queer!

      • GRT 3000 says:

        Bitch I’d kick the shit oughta you; 4 provincial titles pal (in fighting) & yes an MBA. The 911 in my driveway says I make bank, that’s how we smart (capable) people do. Your just a leatherass moron with nothing going on, so you troll the internet for some gratification in your meaningless life…look how seriously you take this shit! I have your number he says…(pfft) like some piss ant on a blog is going to get the better of me. No one can do it in person, but some internet turd? Look-out!

        …church fatty, you have no one fooled but yourself.

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Bwahahahahahaha…You arrogant little diseased moron..LMAO..Mommy and Daddy buy that 911(if true) what a tool bitch. I don’t take anything serious here MBA bitch. Has nothing to do with anything other than beating you to a pulp. . Just you are in need of a serious ass-beating. That’s it career college nerd. Pencil neck..I got you now little pimple dick. You wax don’t you? Funny…

        • GRT 3000 says:

          whatever church fatty piece of shit. why don’t you finish the rest of that sandwich you dropped on you’re belly earlier. now there’s plenty of articles on here, so make sure & spend a good two hours trolling in each one (loser)

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Ass-Beating is what is in store for you….this is fun. A fake arrogant college nerd boy thinking he’s tough cus mommy and daddy buys the little man a 911 for his little college degree… clueless little punk..This is fun slapping you around college nerd loser. Can you answer a question college diseased boy? Do you wax?????

        • GRT 3000 says:

          making fun of an MBA? (takes REAL brains to get that) – don’t hate dumb dumb. In the real world (where your a loser, not an Internet wannabe hero) I’d be your boss son; your a grunt idiot, a dime a dozen. & the 911 was purchased by me, 3 years ago. how’s that 85′ Datsun treatin’ you fatboy? Does gay Jesus love you for being the salt of the earth? smfh

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Listen MBA diseased boy, I’ve asked you 3 times a question and still you are too stupid to answer. So once again mommy’s nerdy college boy, do you wax? I eat and spit out MBA’s by the dozen dude. You can’t fight nerd. Look diseased little miss provincial thumb-war bitch, I’m not a bully, so just say you don’t want to fight and I’m good with that, cool? Mister MBA nerd, can you actually answer one question poised to you? Well?……Damn this is fun…

        • GRT 3000 says:

          Lol – he eats & spits out MBA’s a dime a dozen. fack, not into that kind of party @’Fag’oyle. What you do with graduate’s of higher learning in your hometown is your business, leave me out of it. I know you need gas money & shit so I hope you don’t have to swallow to much MBA jizz for that. lol & yeah I waxed your mom’s fat ass with a power waxer. Took two hours – that bitch was hairy. Now go read about how the world was created in 6 days…tomorrows a new day & you can get on with your internet trolling life! hahaha

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          For a fake college nerd mba waxer, you are not very witty bitch boy. Your descriptions come from personal experience?? Yes!!, I knew so!!!…Bwahahahahaha…. So diseased waxer nerdy college fag, you want to fight or not? Just answer yes or no? Didn’t they teach you how to answer in college nerd? If yes, then let’s make it happen, if NO then just go on your way fraud. Mr. provincial 4x thumb-war champion…what a faggot make me laugh nerd. How does it feel to have an mba that mommy and daddy paid for and then bought their little man a car and that little nerd knows NOTHING about fighting and gets his ass kicked everywhere and then is afraid of a real fight??? How does it feel to be you??? Keep it going college nerd, this is fun…

        • GRT 3000 says:

          ahaha, ok @Gargler – you keep up the good Lord’s work there bud; gargling’ those MBA dicks (a dime a dozen – ahahaha) for gas money & trolling the internet. With the amount of trolling posts you have on ea. article, it’s clear that you have zero job – zero life. ZERO! lmao

        • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

          Hey nerdy pimple dick stop fingering your boyfriends and answer a question. Can you understand nerdy college bitch? Fighter ….right… you like fighting huh? Is that what you call what you do with your boyfriends?? You are a waxing college nerdy little faggot. So answer the question nerd. You are a fraud aren’t you? I got you and it’s so fukcing funny..lmao..Oh and nerdy college metro fag, how is my grammer?? rofl….

  17. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    It was a good fight by Sonnen. Shogun’s performance wasn’t impressive, but that might be because Sonnen just did a great job. Overall it was a bit disappointing after sitting down expecting more.

  18. 757 says:

    Jones finished Chael extra quick. I still think Vitor does the same. To much movement. Even AS stood right in front of Chael and gave up the take down. Vitor will use the lateral movement. I just think it’s a bad match up for Chael. I think he gets Knocked out huge early. Hopefully we will get to see the match up. Hopefully we will get to see if it was Chael or Shogun was just used up after all the wars…who knows let’s see

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      Vitor is NO wrestler like Jones. Sonnen was a bit tentative in their fight and hadn’t fought anybody like Jones before. This is where experience is probably hurting you in your analysis. Vitor can do any kind of lateral run away shit he wants, but if he wants to kick or hit Sonnen he HAS to come in and then Sonnen will close fast. This is a terrible match up for Vitor. The tougher match for Sonnen imo would be Machida because Machida will run away and stay away to make Sonnen come at him then he has a chance for a knee or counter at his funky herky jerky angles. I think Sonnen beats Vitor easier than he did Rua.

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