Welcome to FiveKnuckles.com live, blow-by-blow coverage of UFC 104: “Machida vs. Shogun” presented by Yahoo UFC PPV.
Tonight's card is coming to you live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and features light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, as he puts his light-heavyweight title on the line against former Pride Grand Prix champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. In the co-main event, heavyweight Cain Velasquez takes his undefeated record into the cage to take on former IFL star Ben Rothwell.
As always, FiveKnuckles.com will provide free, live round-by-round coverage of the main card action starting at 10:00p ET. We'll also be providing quick updates of the under card fights which should begin around 7:30p ET.
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UFC 104 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua: Machida wins by unanimous decision.
Round one: The fight begins begins with a high kick by Yoshida but Rumble responds with a flurry. Johnson stays composed and lands a few big bombs before knocking Yoshida to the floor at :41 prompting referee Steve Mazzagatti to stop the fight.
Final result: Anthony Johnson wins by TKO at :41 of round 1.
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher:
Round one: The fighters trade leg kicks and few quick exchanges early. Fisher lands a nice right then Stevenson shoots for a takedown but they end up clinched at the fence. Fisher is bleeding above his eye and it could be affecting his vision as Joe Daddy continues to battle for the takedown. The action has stalled so referee Herb Dean breaks them apart and gets it back to the center. Stevenson lands an elbow and Fisher returns the favor with a right hand. Stevenson gets the takedown and lands a few shots before the round ends. FiveKnuckles scores the round 10-9 for Stevenson.
Round two: Fisher looks for high kick right away but misses. He lands some leg kicks then Stevenson catches a leg and takes him to the mat. Fisher pulls guard and lands elbows from his back. Joe Daddy works some ground and pound and gains mount momentarily before Fisher gets him back to half guard. Stevenson is dropping some effective short elbows and the blood starts to flow from Fisher again. Stevenson to side control where he lands a vicious flurry...