UFC 104 Machida vs. Shogun Odds – Bet MMA Staple Center Fight Lines

UFC 104: “Machida vs. Shogun” Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: Staples Center in L

os Angeles, California
Let the UFC 104 light heavyweight championship betting action begin when, Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua face off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua

Machida, 31, will make his first title defense against fellow Brazilian Rua after crushing Rashad Evans with a second-round knockout for the belt at UFC 98 last May in Las Vegas.

Rua won the 2005 Pride Fighting Championships 205-pound Grand Prix and after a rocky start in the Octagon, silenced many critics with a brutal first-round knockout against Chuck Liddell at UFC 97 last April in Montreal.

Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell

Winner of 14 of his last 15 professional fights, Ben Rothwell (fighting out of Davenport, Iowa) has the credentials to touch gloves with anyone in the heavyweight division. Despite fighting all around the world, this seasoned heavyweight, who owns wins over Krzysztof Soszynski and Roy Nelson, will make his Octagon debut when he faces the decorated former college wrestler. At6-foot-5, 265 lbs., Rothwell can definitely create a stir in the UFC ultra-stacked heavyweight division.

The undefeated Velasquez, 28, will look to build on his unanimous decision victory over Cheick Kongo at UFC 99 last Junein Cologne, Germany. The talented wrestler out of American Kickboxing Academy pushed his perfect record to 6-0 in his first decision win after rattling off five straight technical knockout stoppages.

The experience and talent of Rothwell will provide Velasquez with perhaps his stiffest test to date. It’s expected that Velasquez will earn the next title shot with a win pending the outcome of UFC 106.

Gleison Tibau vs. Josh Neer

Josh Neer replaces an injured Sean Sherk and takes on Gleison Tibau in a 155-pound match up that remains on the event’s pay-per-view main card.

Neer is coming off a frustrating loss to Kurt Pellegrino. Neer was upset that Pellegrino took him to the ground and seemed content to keep him there for as much of the fight as possible. Neer has always struggled with consistency and has also been dealing with legal troubles as of late.

Tibau’s (19-6) previous bout wasagainst Melvin Guillard at “The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale” onJune 20, where Tibau came up slightly short, losing via splitdecision.

In another televised lightweight bout, Joe Stevenson will meet Spencer Fisher, and Anthony Johnson and Yoshiyuki Yoshida willvie for favor in a welterweight bout. Johnson is undefeated in two bouts, while Yoshida submitted Brandon Wolff in the first round at UFC 98 last May.

UFC 104 Quick Results

Lyoto Machida defeats Mauricio Rua by Unanimous Decision (48-47

Cain Velasquez defeats Ben Rothwell by TKO (Strikes) in Round 2, 0:58

Gleison Tibau defeats Josh Neer by Unanimous Decision

Joe Stevenson defeated Spencer Fisher by TKO (Elbows from Mount) in Round 2, 4:03

Anthony Johnson defeats Yoshiyuki Yoshida by KO in Round 1, 0:41

Ryan Bader defeats Eric Schafer by Unanimous Decision

Pat Barry defeats Antoni Hardonk by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 2:30

Chael Sonnen defeats Yushin Okami by Unanimous Decision

Jorge Rivera defeats Rob Kimmons by TKO (Strikes) in Round 3, 1:53

Kyle Kingsbury defeats Razak Al-Hassan by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Stefan Struve submits Chase Gormley by Triangle in Round 1, 4:40

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