The call was hosted by UFC president Dana White and included Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Chael Sonnen, Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen marks the official launch of FOX Sports 1, America’s New Sports Network, Saturday, Aug. 17 at TD Gardens in Boston. The main event will showcase former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7-0, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) squaring off in the Octagon against veteran contender Chael Sonnen (28-13-1, fighting out of West Linn, Oregon).
Also participating on the call are co-main event heavyweight contenders, No. 5 Alistair Overeem (36-12-1, fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida) and No. 8 Travis Browne (14-1-1, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico). Overeem seeks to position himself for a future title shot, but faces a tough challenge in the up-and-coming Browne.