Chael Sonnen Agrees To New UFC Deal & Plans For Middleweight Return

Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen has signed a new five-fight contract with the UFC. Sonnen will return to action in August against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Shogun Vs. Sonnen from Boston August 17 .

Sonnen, on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday evening, confirmed the new contract and also made it known that he plans to return to middleweight – regardless of the outcome of the Rua bout.