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Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Agrees To Fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 104 in October

Mauricio Shogun RuaA rumored bout between UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will not headline UFC 103 in September and is now expected to take place at UFC 104 in October, according to Super Lutas, who reports that Rua has agreed to the October matchup.

During yesterday’s media conference call announcing Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 10, UFC President Dana White dismissed reports that Machida would fight at UFC 103,  but confirmed they were working on Machida’s first title defense and expected to announce the matchup in the coming days.

UFC 104 is scheduled to take place on October 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

[Pictured: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua]

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