Sonnen earned an impressive first-round victory over former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by making him submit at the 4:47 mark with a guillotine choke in the main event of UFC Fight Night 26 at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.
Sonnen (29-13-1) took control off the fight from the opening bell, immediately taking Rua down and controlling him on the ground with his wrestling skills and pounding on him until he was able to get in position for the choke.
After the fight, Sonnen quickly went into trash talk mode to call out his latest target: Wanderlei Silva.
“I’m the man of the hour too sweet to be sour,” Sonnen exclaimed. “Wanderlei Silva, in three months, it’s you and the bad guy.”