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Lyoto Machida, “Shogun” Rua Agree to Immediate Rematch

Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Shogun RuaUFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have agreed to an immediate rematch following Machida’s controversial decision win over Rua on Saturday in the main event of UFC 104.

“I thought “Shogun” won the fight. I think there will be a rematch.” said UFC President Dana White at the post-fight press conference. “I talked to both of them and they both agreed to a rematch.”

The Machida-Rua rematch will happen “as fast as we can,” according to White, with an official date to be determined in the coming weeks as both fighters determine when they’ll be able to return to the Octagon.

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