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5 Biggest Winners at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen

Going into this fight I thought we were looking at the beginning of the end of Chael Sonnen’s fighting career. He had not won a UFC light-heavyweight fight EVER and was going against a former champ. I could not have been the only one that thought he would get smashed. But, there he was, locking up a guillotine in the very first round and sending Rua flying down the ranks. Let’s go Joe Silva, Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva next! Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

There was a lot of hype leading up to UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen and a lot of the fights lived up to it. There was a little bit of everything, from submissions to knockouts to comebacks and dominant performances.  Some fighters, however, won more than others and did the most to better their careers.  Here are the 5 biggest winners from UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen were.