EXCLUSIVE: “Shogun” Rua to challenge Lyoto Machida at UFC 104

MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY revealed that Mauricio “Shogun” Rua WILL be the challenger to Lyoto Machida’s light heavyweight title reign, taking on the ultra elusive karate expert at UFC 104 in October.

MMABay was contacted by a source close to the situation who revealed that “Shogun” had been in Las Vegas with his manager, Eduardo Alonso to renew his contract when the offer of a title shot came his way

Number one contender, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson decided he would prefer to settle old scores with Rashad Evans following the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” leaving the door open to “Shogun” to face Machida.

Fans can expect the UFC to make this fight official very soon. Remember where you read it first!

By Michael Pepper.