Machida squeaks by Rua!

Ringside by Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr
Photos by Ed Mulholland

The puzzle that is Lyoto Machida remained unbeaten after surviving the first real scare of his MMA career by edging out Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to retain his light heavyweight championship with a highly debated unanimous decision at UFC 104.

The cascade of boos echoed off the walls of the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the originally pro-Machida crowd seemingly turned their back on the champion after “Shogun” put on a performance that nearly handed “The Dragon” his first loss.   . . . Click here for more

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