After yesterday’s announcement of the two main attractions for the UFC’s return to the STAPLES Center, the promotion went ahead and announced eight more bouts this morning to help hype up Friday’s ticket release for UFC 104. Strangely enough, yesterday’s officially announced heavyweight clash between Ben Rothwell and Cain Velasquez didn’t appear on the official list.
Already announced as the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will defend his title against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Today’s other confirmed bouts include:
Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry*
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen*
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons*
Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer*
Razak Al-Hassan vs. Kyle Kingsbury*
Chase Gormley vs. Stefan Struve*
*bouts may not be broadcast