Chael Sonnen vs Mauricio "Shogun" Rua Betting Odds

Published on August 8th, 2013 2:43 pm EST

Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will be squaring off in the main event of the first ever UFC card on UFC on Fox Sports 1. The card, which will be hosted by the city of Boston, will take place on August 17th.

Both Sonnen and Rua are coming off of losses, as Rua dropped his last fight to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Diaz, while Sonnen was stopped in the first round by Jon Jones at UFC 159.

Both Sonnen and Rua are in the same position - they are hoping to stay near the top of the Light Heavyweight ladder, but neither fighter will be getting a title shot as long as Jon Jones is still champion, as Jones crushed both fighters.

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The odds for Sonnen vs Rua are quite close - let's take a look:

Chael Sonnen, -150
Mauricio Rua, +120

So, according to these odds, you would need to wager $150 on Sonnen in order to have a chance of winning $100 back, while a successful $100 bet on "Shogun" would return a total profit of $120.

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Many people are giving Sonnen the slight edge in this fight due to his strong wrestling and tenacity. Rua, on the other hand, will likely be looking to make this fight into a slugfest, which I can't see Sonnen being at all interested in.

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