UFC 104 Preview
UFC 104: Shogun Eyes Machida’s Belt
The undefeated Lyoto Machida will put his UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship Belt on the line when he faces Mauricio Rua at UFC 104 on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Staples Center in Las Angeles. Challenger Mauricio Shogun Rua looks to upset the undefeated Machida and claim his Light Heavyweight title in the main event fight of the night. This marks Lyoto’s first title defense since he made quick work of Rashad Evans at UFC 98, and his challenger, Shogun Rua, is coming off two electrifying knock out victories over Chuck Liddell and Mark Coleman. The main event should be an entertaining fight with great knock out potential.
In another featured fight, two heavyweight knock out artists will square off to see who will be in title contention for Brock Lesnar’s Heavyweight Title. The undefeated up and comer Cain Velasquez looks to knock out the IFL veteran Ben Rothwell in a fight that is sure to see fireworks. Velasquez could earn the next title shot with a victory over Rothwell.
UFC 104 will also feature two great Lightweight matches as Gleison Tibau faces Josh Neer and Joe Stevenson faces Spencer Fisher. In the first of the two light weight matchups, Joe Stevenson looks to rebound in the Lightweight division after losing 2 of his last 3 fights against Spencer Fisher, who is coming off a 3 fight win streak. This should be the closest matchup of the night and could easily win fight of the night honors. Josh Neer looks to redeem himself after a loss to Kurt Pelligrino when he takes on the Brazilian Gleison Tibau who also looks to erase a loss in his most recent bout.
UFC 104 Main Fight Card:
- Light Heavyweight Championship Fight : Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Vs. Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida
- Heavyweight Fight : Cain Velasquez Vs. Ben Rothwell
- Lightweight Fight : Gleison Tibau Vs. Josh Neer
- Lightweight Fight : Joe Stevenson Vs. Spencer Fisher
- Welterweight Fight: Anthony Johnson Vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
UFC Spike TV Card:
- Light Heavyweight Fight: Ryan Bader Vs. Eric Schafer
- Heavyweight Fight: Antoni Hardonk Vs. Patrick Barry
UFC 104 Prelimanry Fight Card :
- Middleweight Fight : Yushin Okami Vs. Chael Sonnen
- Middleweight Fight : Jorge Rivera Vs. Rob Kimmons
- Light Heavyweight Fight: Kyle Kingsbury Vs. Razak Al Hassan
- Heavyweight Fight : Stefan Struve Vs. Chase Gormley
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