UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida defeated challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via a controversial unanimous decision at UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun tonight, with all the judges scoring the fight 48-47. It was a decision that the crowd strongly disagreed with, and we here at FightLine.com had the fight scored 49-46 for Shogun.
After the bout, Machida refused to say whether or not he agreed with the decision, just noting that all three referees saw it that way.
Shogun noted that he trained hard for the fight and felt that he won, but the decision is out of his hands. Machida stated that he would be open for a rematch with Shogun at anytime.
Below are quick results of the event. For detailed results from our live coverage here at FightLine.com, click here.
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Lyoto Machida (c) defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via unanimous decision (all judges score it 48-47)
Cain Velasquez defeated Ben Rothwell via TKO (strikes) at 0:58 of Round 2
Gleison Tibau defeated Josh Neer via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27,30-27,29-28)
Joe Stevenson defeated Spencer Fisher via submission (strikes) at 4:03 of Round 2
Anthony Johnson defeated Yoshiyuki Yoshida via TKO at 0:41 of Round 1
Ryan Bader defeated Eric Schafer via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 29-26,30-27).
Pat Barry defeated Antoni Hardonk via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of Round 2.
Chael Sonnen defeated Yushin Okami via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Jorge Rivera defeated Rob Kimmons via TKO (punches) at 1:53 of Round 3.
Kyle Kingsbury defeated Razak Al-Hassan via split decision (scores of 29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Stefan Struve defeated Chase Gormley via submission (triangle choke) at 4:04 of Round 1.