Contrary to BostonHerald.com’s report, the UFC claims their return to Boston is not in jeopardy. With tickets already hitting the box office, the world’s most prestigious MMA promotion states “UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen” will go on as planned.
The August 17 event takes place inside TD Garden in Massachusetts.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (pictured) and Chael Sonnen meet in the card’s featured attraction. A pivotal heavyweight shootout between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne serves as the co-main event.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks things off by streaming a trio of preliminary bouts live starting at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT. Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the night’s remaining fights beginning at 6PM ET/3PM PT.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Facebook 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT)
Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick
Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan
Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
(Fox Sports 1 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda
Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani
Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle
Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson
Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring
Matt Brown vs. Thiago Alves
Urijah Faber vs. Yuri Alcantara
Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne
Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua