The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Montreal for “UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2”

Live from the Bell Centre, Saturday May 8, 2010 – Tickets on sale Saturday, Feb 20 at 10 a.m. ET Las Vegas, NV (USA) – It was so good, the UFC® decided to do it again. At UFC 104 last October, UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua engaged in … Read more Comeback Fighter of 2009: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

If you stopped watching MMA after January 2009 you might think this award was some kind of a joke. However, no other MMA fighter experienced a bigger comeback in 2009. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua finished up his year with a controversial loss in a light heavyweight title bout. The fact that he was even competing for a title makes him the Comeback Fighter of 2009.

Two years after shocking the world in Pride FC, Rua made his UFC debut against Forrest Griffin on Sept. 22, 2007. The former Middleweight GP champion was clearly not himself and submitted late in the third round.

From that point on Rua’s career was marred by injuries. He needed multiple surgeries to repair a lingering knee problem. He sat out the entire 2008 campaign.

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Shogun Rua discusses controversial Machida loss

The MMA Analyst (what’s up Karsten!!) once again catches up with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua while he is on location in Canada visiting Toronto BJJ. Shogun discusses his controversial UFC 104 decision loss to Lyoto Machida. He said he was about 80% sure he had won the bout prior to the judges’ ruling. And he says … Read more

Machida and Shogun agree to rematch following UFC 104 controversy

Photo courtesy of UFC - Lyoto Machida takes a big shot to the neck from "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104.

UFC President Dana White wants to see a rematch between light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. “I think there will be a rematch. I talked to both of them and they both agreed to a rematch,” White stated at the UFC 104 post-fight press conference.

White, along with the majority of MMA media and fans, felt that Shogun defeated Machida in their UFC 104 light heavyweight main event title fight Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

The fight marked Machida’s first title defense since he took the belt from Rashad Evans at UFC 98 with vicious punches that left the TUF winner in a crumpled unconscious heap.

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Countdown to UFC 104 (full episode)

Take an in-depth look at UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida as he prepares to defend his title against Maurcio “Shogun” Rua this Saturday night, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles, Calif. Also, we go inside the camp of IFL and Affliction veteran Ben Rothwell as he trains for his UFC debut against American Kickboxing Academy … Read more

UFC 104 in-depth preview video

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida defends his title against Maurcio “Shogun” Rua this Saturday night, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles, Calif. In the co-main event, IFL and Affliction veteran Ben Rothwell makes his UFC debut against American Kickboxing Academy heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez. Please like & share:

Remaining bouts confirmed for UFC 104

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – With undefeated Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight belt against the always dangerous Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and a showdown of heavyweight contenders Cain Velasquez and “Big” Ben Rothwell already signed, the UFC is bringing even more star power to Hollywood on Saturday, October 24th.

Josh Neer vs. Gleison Tibau, Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher, Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry, Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen, Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons, Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer, Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan and Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley round out a great night of fights for UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun, presented by TapouT and live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 24th.

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Mauricio Shogun Rua talks Lyoto Machida title shot at UFC 104

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua says he is “eating, sleeping, and training” in preparation for his upcoming title fight with fellow Brazilian and light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The two will meet on Oct. 24 in the main event at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Please like & share:

UFC is going back to Cali for UFC 104

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – It’s been more than two years, but the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is finally bringing world-class mixed martial arts back to California, and when the lights go down for the main event of UFC 104 on Saturday, October 24th, fans will witness a battle between two of the most dynamic fighters ever to set foot in the world-famous Octagon, as Brazil’s Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida defends his UFC light heavyweight title for the first time against his countryman and fellow superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Also waging war at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun card, which is presented by TapouT, will be a clash between two of the heavyweight division’s top rising stars, unbeaten Cain Velasquez and UFC newcomer “Big” Ben Rothwell.

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Shogun prepares for title fight with Machida

With Lyoto Machida set to face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 104 in October, Rua is preparing for the opportunity to take away Lyoto’s UFC Light Heavyweight Title. In this video Rua is seen lifting more than 350 pounds. “By the time of the fight, we’ll be doing around 440 pounds”, says André Neumann, Shogun’s … Read more