Sonnen has dropped his last two fights to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The always boisterous fighter was discussed to step up on late notice to replace an injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira but undisclosed issues kept the fighter from making the trip to Winnipeg.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is coming off a loss to Alexander Gustafsson in his last outing. The one-time PRIDE great has been struggling as of late, dropping two of his last three.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 will take place August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The card will feature a bout between former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.