– UFC has officially announced two fights for UFC 104 in Los Angeles on October 24th at the Staples Center.
Light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida will face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua while Cain Velasquez will face Ben Rothwell.
Dana White said the following about UFC 104:
“It’s been two years since the UFC was in Southern California, and we knew we had to bring something special for our return to the capital of mixed martial arts. Lyoto Machida captured the imagination of fight fans with his knockout of Rashad Evans. And while he seems unbeatable right now, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua not only has the tools to beat any 205-pounder in the world, but he’s coming off a knockout of Chuck Liddell in his last fight, so his confidence is sky-high. This has the potential to be one of the greatest light-heavyweight title fights ever.”
Here’s the rumored UFC 104 card:
* Champ Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (for light-heavyweight title)
* Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez
* Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonne
* Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau
* Spencer Fisher vs. Joe Stevenson
* Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
* Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer
* Rob Kimmons vs. Jorge Rivera
* Patrick Barry vs. Antoni Hardonk
* Chase Gormley vs. Stefan Struve
* Razak Al-Hassan vs. Kyle Kingsbury