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Completed Bout

Lyoto Machida vs. Maurício Rua II

Main Event | UFC Light Heavyweight Championship | 205 lbs

Mmaweekly large Maurício "Shogun" Rua
Mmaweekly large Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

Rua
KO/TKO
Round 1

Maurício Rua Lyoto Machida

"Shogun" "The Dragon"

18-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   16-0-0
Climbed to 19-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 16-1
+166 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -195 (Moderate Favorite)
Challenger   Title   Champion
Br Brazil   Nationality   Br Brazil
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil   Fighting out of   Los Angeles, California
28 years, 5 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 11 months, 1 day
205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
6'1" (185cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Armin van Buuren - Sail   Walkout Music   Linkin Park - Bleed It Out
Kings MMA   Gym   Black House MMA
UFC 113
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
  • Date: Saturday 05.08.2010
  • Referee: Yves Lavigne
  • Venue: Bell Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 11 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Machida Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Rua Total Disclosed Pay: $65,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Machida
  • Event Links:

Machida vs. Rua II Wiki Update Wiki

After winning the 2005 Pride Middleweight (205 lbs.) Grand Prix, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was the best in the world at 205. But in his five-round championship fight with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida in October of 2009, Shogun failed to obtain the decision in a fight many, including Dana White, thought he won.


In a rare move by UFC brass, an immediate rematch between Rua and Machida was booked for the following year. The decision had been so contentious that the rematch was announced as early as the post-fight press conference on the night that Machida got the victory.


Heading into the rematch in May of 2010, betting lines still favored the champion as a moderate favorite. It was thought that Shogun would come out aggressively, for his gameplan of measured aggression appeared to work well the first time around. Machida, for his part, would look to change up his game plan somehow too, figuring perhaps to look for takedowns in combination with strikes.


Attacking almost from the opening bell, Shogun caught Machida cleanly on some of the punching exchanges; Machida, as many had predicted, resorted to a pair of quick takedowns on the challenger. Once on the ground, however, he could not damage Rua, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and Rua scrambled up in short order.


Shogun’s attacks grew bolder as the round passed its midway point. In the exchange that would end the fight, Shogun clipped Machida with a hook to the temple. The punch dazed Machida badly and knocked him down. Shogun pounced immediately, sliding skillfully straight into the mounted position. There was nothing the defending champion could do. Punch after punch landed with force on Machida’s chin, and Shogun rose from his dirty work before the referee even had time to intervene. Machida was unconcious, defeated for the first time, and Mauricio Rua was the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  "Legend of Dragon and Tiger" Shogun vs. Machida II Highlight Video by KahL-One report dead link

    A stylish preview video to the Mauricio Rua vs. Lyoto Machida rematch by KahL-One, one of the brightest young MMA video HL makers.

  • Training  |  UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 open workouts report dead link

    Watch the open workout video highlight for Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 113.

  • Interview  |  UFC 113 Lyoto Machida pre-fight interview video report dead link

    Watch this pre-fight interview video with Lyoto Machida ahead of his UFC 113 rematch with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

  • Interview  |  UFC 113 Mauricio "Shogun" Rua pre-fight interview video report dead link

    Watch thsi pre-fight interview video with Shogun ahead of his UFC 113 rematch with Lyoto Machida.

  • Training  |  Mauricio Rua Trains for Machida Video by BadBoy report dead link

    BadBoy brand captured this video of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua training for his rematch with Machida at UFC 113.

  • Interview  |  Lyoto Machida UFC 113 pre-fight interview report dead link

    Lyoto Machida says Dana White is wrong about first Shogun fight.

Machida vs. Rua II Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Seminario http://twitpic.com/1nanpt
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after
Seminario em toronto http://twitpic.com/1namfn
4 days
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Ainda em Toronto com o meu pai, dando seminarios e me divertindo. Legal encontrar com todos vocês
3 days
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Still in Toronto with my father, doing seminars and having fun. Good to meet you all!
3 days
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Toronto bjj http://twitpic.com/1n2x2p
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after
http://twitpic.com/1mlm76
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E Feliz Dia das Mães de novo pra todas as mães, a minha mãe e minha esposa Renata, mãe da minha princesa Duda =)
1 day
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And happy Mother's day yet again to all the Moms, my mom and my wife Renata, mother of my baby girl Duda =)
1 day
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Obrigado a todos pelo apoio. realizei um sonho, e foi incrivel. Obrigado a vocês, porque os fãs são a razão de tudo!!
1 day
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Thanks to all you for the support! It's a dream come true, and it was just amazing. Thank you guys, it's all because of you, the fans!
1 day
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meu cinturao. Hhheeeeyyyyyyy http://twitpic.com/1ml7mw
24 hours
after
New action figure http://twitpic.com/1lfcqn
3 days
before
@AleBarcat No momento quem esá twitando é a Equipe Machida. Lyoto está em concentração no Canadá...Mas normalmente é ele sim..
3 days
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@lyoniki aperte Ctrl + F5 em seu navegador ou apague o histórico do navegador (Equipe Machida)
3 days
before
Atenção! Já está disponível a camisa oficial da luta pelo UFC 113, são poucas unidades, compre já a sua: www.machi http://twitpic.com/1l9z56
3 days
before
Não percam o video exclusivo que Lyoto deixou em seu site oficial: www.machidalyoto.com.br -> Equipe Machida
4 days
before
Abraços a todos vocês!!!!OSS!!! Bye Guys OSS!!!!
6 days
before
Não esqueçam de comprar nossas camisas p/ assistir a luta..Ainda está com 20% de desconto, aproveitem: www.machidalyoto.com.br/loja
6 days
before
It's official, the UFC Undisputed 2010 demo is NOW AVAILABLE! Get it here! http://www.ufcundisputed.com/
6 days
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Espero que tenham gostado...
6 days
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Essa mesma necessidade e vontade que sentiu pelo ar deve ser a mesma vontade de alcançar a iluminação espiritual, que deseja.
6 days
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O mestre logo falou: vc sabe esse oxigenio que necessitou para sobreviver?
6 days
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E a resposta foi: ar mestre!
6 days
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..o deixando totalmente sem ar. Após retirar a cabeca do individuo do lago perguntou: o que + vc desejou qnd megulhei sua cabeca no lago?
6 days
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Como alcancar a iluminacao espiritual?O mestre aproximou sua mao a cabeca do desconhecido e afundou-a no lago por um bom tempo...
6 days
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Certo mestre de yoga meditava a beira de um lago, um desconhecido aproximou-se dizendo querer ser seu discipulo e perguntou:
6 days
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Antes de eu ir vou deixar uma mensagem pra vocês...
6 days
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Guys, now I'm gg to be in a concentration time, so I probably won't be getting on-line until the end of the fight. Thank you all!!
6 days
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Agora vou entrar em período de concentração e devo não entrar mais na internet até a luta. Abraços a todos vcs!!! Obridagoooo
6 days
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Não esqueçam de comprar nossas camisas p/ assistir a luta..Ainda está com 20% de desconto, aproveitem: www.machidalyoto.com.br/loja
6 days
before
Conto com a torcida e o apoio de todos. I count with your support and cheer
6 days
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Guys I'd like to thank you all who believe in my work and say that you will see my best on May 8th.
6 days
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Pessoal gostaria de agradecer aqueles que acreditam em meu trabalho e dizer que com certeza no dia 8 vão ver muita vontade de vencer!
6 days
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Depois de um loooongo vôo, já estou no Canadá..After a loooong flight, I'm in Canada!!!
6 days
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Working at night in Montreal http://twitpic.com/1khmif
6 days
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After dinner in Montreal, with Baby Rua and Dida http://twitpic.com/1kftyn
6 days
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Arriving in Montreal: paperwork ready http://twitpic.com/1kcfpm
6 days
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@muh_nojo 8 de maio
8 days
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@armandomxl voy a ganar!
8 days
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@joeee2345 Gracias!
8 days
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@kathygko btw, I remember you
8 days
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@kathygko o segundo twitter que voce colocou la é fake. Verdadeiro só esse mesmo. Obrigado.
8 days
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@RaCabral O UFC é dia 8! Torce pra mim! rs
8 days
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Confiram a demo do UFC Undisputed 2010 pra Xbox360 e PS3, eu to de novo na demo e ela ja ta na rede. www.thq.com pra mais detalhes
8 days
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UFC Undisputed 2010 Demo is out, as you may know by now, and I'm in it! Much improved I hope lol Check out www.thq.com for more details!!
8 days
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@tylertun thanks!
8 days
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Ta na hora - Tamos viajando amanhã pro UFC 113. Obrigada pelo apoio de todos, vamos manter contato aqui duramente a semana em Montreal!
8 days
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Time to go - Will be traveling tomorrow for UFC 113. Thanks for all the support, we will keep in touch during the week in Montreal!
8 days
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