Watch UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs Sonnen Live Stream. UFC Fight Night 26: "Shogun vs. Sonnen" weigh in festivities from TD Bank Garden in Boston, Mass., are scheduled for today (Fri., Aug. 16, 2013) at 4 p.m. ET. Full results will stream live with video below.
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The official weigh in event for UFC Fight Night 26: "Shogun vs. Sonnen" took place today (Fri., Aug. 16, 2013) from TD Bank Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
All fighters hit their respective weights without incident.
UFC Fight Night 26: "Shogun vs. Sonnen" will feature a light heavyweight headliner pitting former 205-pound champion Mauricio Rua opposite ex-middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, while a monster heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne will rock the co-main event.
That's not all.
Longtime welterweight contender Mike Pyle takes on the "Immortal" Matt Brown, while The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veterans Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon hook 'em up for a spot in the 155-pound pecking order.
Complete UFC Fight Night 26 weigh-in results are as follows:
205 lbs.: Chael Sonnen (205) vs. Mauricio Rua (205)
Main Card: (8 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Alistair Overeem (255.5) vs. Travis Browne (236)
135 lbs.: Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Urijah Faber (135.5)
170 lbs.: Mike Pyle (170) vs. Matt Brown (171)
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall (184) vs. John Howard (185)
155 lbs.: Michael Johnson (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (155)
Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Conor McGregor (146) vs. Max Holloway (145)
135 lbs.: Brad Pickett (135.5) vs. Michael McDonald (135.5)
145 lbs.: Mike Brown (145.5) vs. Steven Siler (145.5)
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao (146) vs. Daniel Pineda (144.5)
Facebook Preliminary Card (4:30 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Cole Miller (146) vs. Manny Gamburyan (145.5)
205 lbs.: Cody Donovan (204) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205.5)
155 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem (156) vs. James Vick (155)
TD Garden, Boston in Massachusetts will hold a number of UFC Mixed martial Arts contests; none better than the showpiece between Shogun Rua and Chael Sonnen. The fight, slated for August 17th, should be a scorcher laden with failed takedowns and submissions. It is hard to judge who is better but Shogun may start as a slight favorite.
Shogun is a swift mover and will have to use his felicity to avoid submission nitty-gritty. He plays directly after a loss to Alexander Gustaffson, but he did have his chances there. Preparations have been warm on both sides as the match will be televised on Fox Sports.
Sonnen is an American steeped in the arts of Vale Tudo and Wrestling. His wins against Michael Bisping and Brian Stann were quite satisfactory even if Anderson Silva has twice pulled him back to earth. He has a 27-13 win-loss record, and by that logic, should win this as he has lost his last two bouts.