Round 1: Sonnen immediately takes Rua down. Rua gets back to his feet and turns Sonnen. He takes Sonnen down. Sonnen works for a guillotine. Rua escapes and stands but Sonnen takes him down. Sonnen lands short left hands. Rua sits up and has butterfly guard. Sonnen now works in Rua’s full guard. Sonnen passes Rua’s guard but Rua rolls and gets to half guard. Sonnen continues to land short shots. It’s all Sonnen thus far. Rua stands and Sonnen applies a guillotine choke. He tightens it up and Rua is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 4:47 of the first round.