“UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2,” the UFC’s long-rumored event slated for May 8 in Montreal and headlined by the anticipated rematch between light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, is now official:
At UFC 104 last October, UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua engaged in a five round war that divided the mixed martial arts world when the unanimous decision verdict was rendered in Machida’s favor.
On Saturday, May 8, these two warriors will have a chance to do it again and erase any doubt as to who is the best 205-pound fighter in the world, and both are vowing to take matters out of the judges’ hands and into their own when The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to Montreal for UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2, live from the Bell Centre and only on Pay-Per-View.
“The first fight between Machida and Shogun was very controversial, I think fans are very excited to see them fight again and find out who the best light heavyweight in the world is,” said UFC President Dana White.
Pictured: Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua