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UFC Fight Night 26 Live Blog: Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC Fight Night 26 live blog for Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the TD Garden in Boston.

Rua, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Sonnen, who also has won three of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 26 live blog below.


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Round 1:
Herb Dean is our referee for tonight's light heavyweight main event. Sonnen immediately shoots inside for a double and gets it. Rua climbs to his feet then trips Sonnen to the canvas. Sonnen threatens for a guillotine, uses the opportunity to stand, then trips Rua, landing inside Rua's half guard. Sonnen works short punches from top position. Rua seizes double underhooks, but can't do anything with it except regain his guard. Sonnen postures up then divebombs into half guard. Sonnen is keeping a relentless pace. More short punches from Sonnen. Sonnen slithers in a guillotine and stands. Oh wow, he might have it. Sonnen lunges into guard and tightens his grip. This is deep. That's it, Rua taps.

UFC Fight Night 26 results: Chael Sonnen def. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:47 of round one.