Machida vs Shogun Video

UFC 104 | Shogun Fails to Slay the Dragon

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The main event of UFC 104 featured current UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida in his first defense of the title he wrestled from TUF Season 10 coach Rashad Evans at UFC 98 against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, the former PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Winner.

UFC 104 Video Lyoto Machida vs Shogun Rua

The fight was a tactical one as each fighter carefully “felt” each other all throughout the fight. They had their respective moments. What’s shocking for Machida fans is that Shogun was able to neutralize Machida’s vaunted counter strikes and repeatedly tagged him with leg kicks.

When the smoke was cleared, Shogun might have failed to slay The Dragon but left it brutally wounded. For the first time ever, Machida lost not one but two UFC rounds and he really looked vulnerable.

UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun was scheduled for  October 24, 2009 (October 25, Sunday here in the Philippines) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Here’s the Machida vs Shogun video of the fight:

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14 Responses to “UFC 104 | Shogun Fails to Slay the Dragon”

  1. UFC 104 Justin TV Sopcast Channel | Says:

    […] Lyoto Machida vs Shogun Rua […]

  2. Cai Says:

    Yay. That would be exciting. Sana Sunday na haha

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  3. maraca Says:

    very cool

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  4. Watch UFC 104 Online Free | Says:

    […] Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida vs Maurico “Shogun” Rua […]

  5. keybol Says:

    congrats on another UFC victory!

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    ark Reply:

    Yeah, congrats to Machida. 😉

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  6. will Says:

    your link to the shogun machida fight isn’t working. please send me a link when it works.
    thaniks

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    ark Reply:

    You must have viewed the cached version. The video should work now.

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    will Reply:

    thanks for your efforts, but it’s still not working. i searched all over the net for it but still can’t find it!

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    ark Reply:

    Well, Zuffa has been strict nowadays that they keep removing these videos. Talk about copyright issues.

    I found another source. I hope it should work now.

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  7. ricky Kaminski Says:

    Have to say , lucky decision for machida, coulda worked a bit harder…looked a bit flat at the end.

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  8. hexer Says:

    the fight could actually go either way. it’s so close. a rematch should settle it all.

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    ark Reply:

    I couldn’t agree more.

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  9. luis Says:

    shogun was clearly landing the harder shots, higher volume of strikes, and in the end, machida looked fatigued and damaged. shame on th3 judges. shogun got the short end of th stick.

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