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UFC Fight Night 26: Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua

Diego Brandao punches Daniel Pineda in their featherweight

Diego Brandao punches Daniel Pineda in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Chael Sonnen defeated Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via submission in the main event of UFC Fight Night 26 at the TD Garden in Boston.

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, left, of Brazil, throws Chael
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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, left, of Brazil, throws Chael Sonnen to the mat during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, left, of Brazil, is tended
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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, left, of Brazil, is tended to by his corner after losing to Chael Sonnen in their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Chael Sonnen, top, sinks in the fight-winning choke
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Chael Sonnen, top, sinks in the fight-winning choke against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, of Brazil, during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Chael Sonnen, top, lands a punch against Mauricio
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Chael Sonnen, top, lands a punch against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, of Brazil, during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Chael Sonnen, left, sinks in the fight-winning choke
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Chael Sonnen, left, sinks in the fight-winning choke against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, of Brazil, during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Chael Sonnen looks on after his win against
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Chael Sonnen looks on after his win against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Chael Sonnen, left, speaks with Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua,
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Chael Sonnen, left, speaks with Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, of Brazil, after their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Alistair Overeem, right, of the Netherlands, fights Travis
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Alistair Overeem, right, of the Netherlands, fights Travis Browne during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Chael Sonnen, right, is declared the victor after
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Chael Sonnen, right, is declared the victor after his match against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, of Brazil, in their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Travis Browne, left, lands a right against Alistair
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Travis Browne, left, lands a right against Alistair Overeem, of the Netherlands, during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Alistair Overeem, right, of the Netherlands, lands a
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Alistair Overeem, right, of the Netherlands, lands a knee to the chest of Travis Browne during their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Alistair Overeem, of the Netherlands, is tended to
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Alistair Overeem, of the Netherlands, is tended to by his cornermen after being stopped by Travis Browne in their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Travis Browne, right, is hugged by a cornerman
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Travis Browne, right, is hugged by a cornerman after defeating Alistair Overeem, of the Netherlands, in their UFC Fight Night 26 mixed martial arts heavyweight bout in Boston. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Joe Lauzon throws a punch at Michael Johnson
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Joe Lauzon throws a punch at Michael Johnson in their middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Michael Johnson celebrates following his win against Joe
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Michael Johnson celebrates following his win against Joe Lauzon in their middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Michael Johnson celebrates following his win against Joe
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Michael Johnson celebrates following his win against Joe Lauzon in their middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Joe Lauzon throws a punch at Michael Johnson
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Joe Lauzon throws a punch at Michael Johnson in their middleweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor kicks Max Holloway in their featherweight
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Conor McGregor kicks Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Diego Brandao punches Daniel Pineda in their featherweight
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Diego Brandao punches Daniel Pineda in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Steven Siler celebrates following a knockout win against
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Steven Siler celebrates following a knockout win against Mike Brown in the first round during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor punches Max Holloway in their featherweight
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Conor McGregor punches Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Diego Brandao punches Daniel Pineda in their featherweight
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Diego Brandao punches Daniel Pineda in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor punches Max Holloway in their featherweight
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Conor McGregor punches Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor elbows Max Holloway on the ground
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Conor McGregor elbows Max Holloway on the ground in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max
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Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor celebrates next to Dana White following
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Conor McGregor celebrates next to Dana White following his win against Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor pins down Max Holloway in their
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Conor McGregor pins down Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max
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Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor is announced the winner against Max
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Conor McGregor is announced the winner against Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max
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Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max Holloway in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Conor McGregor waits to start a featherweight bout
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Conor McGregor waits to start a featherweight bout against Max Holloway during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Daniel Pineda punches Diego Brandao in their featherweight
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Daniel Pineda punches Diego Brandao in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 26 at TD Garden. (Aug. 17, 2013)

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