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  • June 4, 2017 7:34 PM CDT

    BOSTON -- Chael Sonnen (29-13-1) did exactly what everyone expected him to do: He outwrestled Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-8). Cheap Air Max China 2017 . Then he did what was almost unthinkable. He submitted the former UFC light heavyweight champion in the first round. The bout served as the main event of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen" card at Bostons TD Garden. Sonnen, who is primarily a middleweight, took Rua down immediately at the opening bell. But Rua patiently worked back to his feet and actually scored his own trip, working briefly from top position. But he couldnt hold Sonnen down, and hed soon pay for the mistake. With both fighters back on their feet, Sonnen shocked Rua by latching in a guillotine choke and falling to his back to finish the hold. With time ticking down, Sonnen squeezed the neck. Rua held out for as long as possible but was forced to tap with 13 seconds left in the first round. It was Ruas first submission loss since 2007. Afterward, Sonnen took the mike and issued a formal challenge to Brazilian MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. "Right here on the UFCs new home, FOX Sports 1, Wanderlei Silva, 6-feet tall and 205 pounds," Sonnen said in his post-fight interview. "Boy until I met you, I didnt know they could stack crap that high." The nights co-feature saw heavyweight dark horse Travis Browne (15-1-1) earn a stunning, come-from-behind victory over former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13). Browne was in trouble early, as an aggressive Overeem tagged him with several crushing knees to the body. While Browne absorbed the first few blows, the damage eventually sent him crumpling to the floor, where Overeem unleashed a flurry of vicious right hands. Browne covered up and moved each time referee Mario Yamasaki warned him the fight was about to be called, and he eventually found a way to his feet. Once there, things changed. As Overeem walked forward, Browne continually kicked from range. Eventually, a front kick found Overeems chin, sending him toppling to the canvas. Browne followed with two massive hammerfists, and Yamasaki awarded him the knockout win at 4:08 of the first frame. "We didnt know I was going to get my butt kicked for the first few minutes, but everything else went like we thought it would," Browne said. "I was mentally there, but Ive never had my body shut down like that on me. The referee kept saying he was going to stop it, and I was telling him that I was OK. "I was thinking about my sons and providing for my family; this is what Im made of." In a key bantamweight contest, former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Urijah Faber (29-6) proved hes still one of the worlds absolute best 135-pounders with a convincing decision win over Brazilian contender Iuri Alcantara (27-5). It was Alcantara who looked best early, cracking Fabers chin with a strike he later admitted he though may have broken his jaw. A lateral drop shortly after saw Alcantara secure a dominant position on the floor, where he went to work looking for a submission. Faber somehow survived each attempt and actually swept to the top, where he claimed momentum for the remainder of the fight. Faber outwrestled Alcantara for the final to-and-a-half rounds, repeatedly taking the action to the floor and preventing any counter attacks while peppering the head and body with ground-and-pound blows. After 15 minutes, Faber was awarded a decision win, 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27. "The beginning of the fight was pretty intense, and he was catching me with some really big punches," Faber said after the fight. "Lots of respect for Iuri. Hes a tough guy, and it was a great fight." In a matchup of perennially underrated welterweight contenders, Matt Brown (20-11) earned his sixth consecutive victory with a stunning 29-second knockout win over friend and former training partner Mike Pyle (25-9-1). Brown pushed forward from the opening bell, firing punches with impressive pressure. As Brown flurried, a right hand wobbled Pyle before a knee sent him to the canvas. Brown pounced with big right hands on the floor, and referee Kevin MacDonald stepped in to wave off the fight less than a half-minute after it started. "I really didnt want to do that," Brown said after the fight. "I love Pyle. Hes a great guy and a friend, but once youre in there, its either you or me. In a middleweight action, Boston native and late replacement John Howard (21-8) pulled off an upset win over "The Ultimate Fighter 17" finalist Uriah Hall (8-4). Hall, a striking wizard, surprisingly seemed content to wrestle for most of the fight, but Howard proved up to the challenge, defending well against the cage and countering with chopping leg kicks and leaping left hands. Hall unleashed flashy techniques in spurts, but none landed flush, and he failed to push forward after the missed techniques. Meanwhile, Howard turned in a blue-collar effort, outworking his opponent just enough to earn a split-decision in a bout that failed to live up to its potential. Final scores were 30-27, 28-29 and 29-28, allowing Howard to pick up the win in his first UFC fight since June 2011. "He did surprise me with the takedowns, and hes very dynamic on his feet," Howard said after the win. "Fighting in my hometown of Boston is a dream come true for me, and Im so thankful to the UFC for bringing me back." In the nights first main-card matchup, Boston native Joe Lauzon (22-9) struggled to find any success against fellow lightweight Michael Johnson (14-8) and fell victim to a one-sided unanimous-decision. Johnson controlled the action from start to finish, repeatedly lacing a straight left hand to the chin and countering every Lauzon strike with a flurry of his own. A gutsy Lauzon never stopped walking forward, but he struggled to gain any momentum, and Johnson was awarded the win with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 30-25. "This was definitely my best performance, not just because of how I performed but who I performed against," Johnson said after the win. "Joe is one of the guys I respected and wanted to fight from the time I got into the UFC. I knew hed be willing to compete with me where the fight was tough. He brought out the best in me." Wholesale Air Max Shoes China . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. Nike Air max Shoes China . Donald Young lost in straight sets to Israels Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0. Querrey, ranked No. 61, is the second-highest ranked American, ahead of Johnson (64).Our hit and miss list of the 2015 NFL Draft created plenty of debate, with some feeling we were a little unfair not to put Marcus Peters (8 INT) on the list, as well as not giving Nelson Aghlohor his due as the NFLs biggest first-round miss. Its about looking forward not back, so the View From America has his Top 10 non-first round rookies for 2015... 1) Tyler Lockett (3rd round, Seattle) Tyler Lockett logged over 1,000 yards and 2 TDs in combined punt and kick returns There wasnt a bigger playmaker for the Seahawks last season, as Lockett emerged not only as one of the nastiest receiving threats in the country (664 yards, 6 TDs), but also logging over 1,000 yards and 2 TDs in combined punt and kick returns. He was named an All-Pro in his first season. Mind you, those who know anything about college football would have raised their eyebrows that he wasnt taken earlier than the third round, too. 2) Thomas Rawls (undrafted, Seattle)Two of Pete Carrolls biggest successes from the 2015 Draft were Lockett and Rawls. Rawls - who had 830 yards, 4 TDs and led the league with 5.6 yards per rushing attempt - was sensational in picking up where Marshawn Lynch left. Theres a new beast in town, people.3) Stefon Diggs (5th round, Minnesota) Wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been quite a find for the Vikings 720 yards, 4 TDs, - including a red-hot start to the year, where he had 95+ yards in four straight games. After corners and safeties began to stop him, the production waned, but he was still a remarkable threat. He was taken in the 5th round pick, but produced more than a lot of first rounders.4) Ronald Darby (2nd round, Buffalo) Ronald Darby has starred at cornerback for the Bills Darby - who was a star at Florida State -  had a heck of a year at cornerback for the Bills, with 21 passes defended (5th best in the NFL) and made 68 tackles. He had 2 interceptions (2nd on the team), too. The worrying thing for opposition quarterbacks is that hell only get better. Darby Island, anybody? 2015 Draft: Hits & Misses Who were 2015s draft success stories 5) Lael Collins (undrafted, Dallas)Listen, we know why he wasnt drafted [there was a shooting in New Orleans for which he was not a suspect but he was questioned by police on the eve of the draft], and when Jerry Jones finally took him on, Collins - who was expected to be a first rounder - started 11 games for Dallas at offensive tackle, and looks an easy part of the best offensive line in the NFL.6) Devin Funchess (2nd round, Carolina) Cam Newwton celebrates a TD with Devin Funchess A lot of people used the words overweight to describe the receiver, and looked at the NFL Combine as a reason why the former Michigan man was not a first rounder. Cheap Air Max China. But Carolina knew that he had first round hands, and 473 yards - the fifth best for a rookie in the history of the Panthers - and 5 TDs later, he became one of Cam Newtons prime receivers en route to a Super Bowl.7) Haouli Kikaha (2nd round, New Orleans) Hauoli Kikaha of the New Orleans Saints put up some great numbers in his rookie season We nearly put in Malcolm Brown, the Patriots nose tackle out of Alabama, but looking at it, Kikaha was pretty immense - especially considering the terrible defence he had to play with week in, week out. The defensive ends numbers - 52 tackles, 4 sacks and 4 forced fumbles - were great. His forced fumbles number ranked amongst the best in the league.8) Landon Collins (2nd round, New York Giants)The first pick of the 2nd round was blistering in his hard-hitting tackling….exactly what he was like at Alabama. Collins had 80 tackles and started all 16 games for the New York Giants who - on reflection - werent that far away from making a play-off game. Mind you, thats how bad the NFC East was! Making sense of the Combine What is the NFL Combine all about? 9) T.J. Yeldon (2nd round, Jacksonville Jaguars) We remember how good Yeldon was at Alabama, and we were hoping for the same in Jacksonville, where he was drafted. He was quick, elusive and scary fast playing against some of the best defences in the country in the SEC, but the NFL guys obviously didnt think he was as good as a Todd Gurley and, er, Melvin Gordon. Yeldon immediately became the Jags starting running back, and put up 742 yards with 2 TDs. With a better offensive line, we think he could have run for 1,000.10) Jamison Crowder (4th round, Washington) - 600 yards, 2 TDs Anyone who plays for Dukes football team isnt exactly going to be the biggest name on the draft, so it was hardly surprising that Crowder was picked in the latter rounds. But to say he proved himself was an understatement, as he grabbed 600 yards receiving and 2 TDs on 59 receptions. Certain teams in the NFC East would have loved a rookie with those stats.Purposely left out: Kwon Alexander (2nd round, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Lets not get it wrong: Alexanders 93 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions were exceptionally impressive. He was on track for over 100 tackles and maybe more sacks and interceptions, until he was handed a four-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. Alexander was suspended for the last three games of the season and will be out for the 2017 season opener. And you might say that his actions cost the team a wild card place, too (The Bucs finished 0-3 in his absence). Anyway, lets hope he learns, because hes one talented kid.  Also See: Rams trade for No1 pick 2015 Draft: Hits & Misses Making sense of the Combine Patriots fans seeking pick Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '