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Wrapping up the UFC Fight Night 26: "Shogun vs. Sonnen" event that took place on Sat., Aug. 17, 2013, at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts, featuring Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen, and much, much more.
UFC Fight Night 26: "Shogun vs. Sonnen" lit up TD Bank Garden in Boston, Mass., this past Sat., Aug. 17, 2013, featuring a Light Heavyweight non-title main event in which Chael Sonnen pulled off a surprise first round submission (guillotine choke) over Mauricio Rua ( watch highlights here).
The co-main event was just as thrilling, with
Travis Browne surviving and early Alistair Overeem lashing to score a thunderous knockout ( watch highlights here) that was set up with an Anderson Silva-esque front kick to the face.
The other four main card bouts that aired on FOX Sports 1 were also a treat (sans
John Howard vs. Uriah Hall) with Urijah Faber steamrolling Yuri Alcantara en route to a unanimous decision, Matt Brown destroying Mike Pyle in less than 30 seconds and Michael Johnson beating Joe Lauzon from pillar to post for 15 minutes ( see what it looked like).
In cased you missed any or all of it -- or just want to keep the discussion alive -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event in Boston.
UFC Fight Night 26: "Shogun vs. Sonnen"
Results and live fight coverage
Post-fight press conference
Bonuses and awards
Event photo gallery
Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen highlights
Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne highlights
Prelims results and recap
Recap: Michael Johnson dominates Joe Lauzon
Recap: John Howard decisions Uriah Hall
Recap: Matt Brown knocks out Mike Pyle
Recap: Urijah Faber defeats Yuri Alcantara
Recap: Travis Browne sleeps Alistair Overeem
Recap: Chael Sonnen submits Shogun Rua
Review: Michael Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon
Review: John Howard vs. Uriah Hall
Review: Matt Brown vs. Mike Pyle
Review: Urijah Faber vs. Yuri Alcantara
Review: Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
Review: Chael Sonnen vs. Shogun Rua UFC Fight Night 26 Post-Fight Fallout
Event report card
FOX Sports 1 ratings windfall
Biggest winner and lowliest loser
Who's next for Chael Sonnen?
About last night ...
Matches to make for event winners
He Said What?!? Fight Night 26 Edition
Dana White media scrum video
Referees shined bright during the UFC's debut on Fox Sports 1
The fighters came up big for the UFC on its debut on Fox Sports 1
The production values for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 were great
Ultimate Submission: Chael Sonnen guillotines Shogun Rua
Chael Sonnen calls out Wanderlei Silva but gets called out 3X over in the process
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva MUST happen, at any weight
Opinion: Book Chael Sonnen vs. Vitor Belfort, not Wanderlei Silva
Dana White: Chael Sonnen has options after tapping Shogun Rua
Chael Sonnen knew he would submit Shogun Rua
Is it time for Shogun Rua to retire from MMA?
What does the UFC do with Alistair Overeem now?
Is this the end of Alistair Overeem in the UFC?
Travis Browne is the new heavyweight on campus
Urijah Faber just needs more BANG to get back to the top
Matt Brown has blasted his way into UFC title contention
Check out the John Howard vs. Uriah Hall Fight Metric report
Here's a pic of Joe Lauzon's busted up face after a 15 minute ass whooping from Michael Johnson
Conor McGregor has the right attitude about fighting
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC Fight Night 26?
Sound off, Maniacs.