UFC Fight Night 26 Live Blog for Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen stunned Shogun with a submission finish in the first round.
Sonnen used his top position to work on Shogun early on, and when Shogun was working to his feet Sonnen took the choke. He locked it up, and the former champion had no choice but to tap out.
A surprising end to a long night of exciting fights!
That does it for UFC Fight Night 26! The "Bad Guy" knocks off Shogun in surprising fashion.
There is only one. What a post-fight interview. The bad guy is back.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 18, 2013
And Chael is now cutting a promo on Wanderlei Silva.
Official Result: Chael Sonnen defeats Shogun Rua via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:47 of the first round
Chael Sonnen just jumped to guard to win with a guillotine. This is not an elaborate fantasy. That just happened.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) August 18, 2013
Sonnen takes Shogun down right away. Sonnen in half-guard. Shogun working back to his feet. Shogun is now in Sonnen's guard. Sonnen working on a guillotine, and uses it to stand. They clinch against the fence. Sonnen throws Shogun down. Half-guard for the former title contender. Shogun trying to sweep. Sonnen with excellent top control. Full guard. Sonnen works back to half-guard. Sonnen lands a couple shots on the ground. Sonnen goes for a guillotine, and he drops down with it. Shogun taps!
Something's not right with saying Shogun has one of the best highlight reels in MMA but the package doesn't show one PRIDE moment.— TJ De Santis (@TJDeSantis) August 18, 2013
After Travis Browne stuns Alistair Overeem with a KO, it is time for the main event!
Chael Sonnen vs. Shogun Rua is next!
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