UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun predictions

The MMA hype machine is running wild now for UFC 104 as we are now just days away. UFC 104 is at the staples center in Anaheim, California for the first time since UFC 76 just over two years ago. Lyoto Machida will defend his light Heavyweight title for the first time against Mauricio Shogun Rua in the nights main event. Machida in May defeated Rashad Evans by TKO in the second round at UFC 98 to win the title. Machida is undeated at 15-0 in his MMA career and 7-0 inside the octagon. Including Evans, Machida has beaten Rameau Sokoudjou, Tito Ortiz and Thiago Silva on his way to the title. The former Pride superstar Mauricio Shogun Rua lost his UFC debut to Forrest Griffin but since has defeated Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell. Shogun is 18-3 and in Pride defeated Kevin Randleman, Mark Coleman, Ricardo Arona, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Quinton Jackson.

After my horrible picks at Dream 11 where I went 2-4 I’m now 35-20 on my predictions. Let’s see if I can do better with this predictions, here we go.

Lyoto Machida over Shogun Rua by TKO in the 2nd round

Cain Velasquez over Ben Rothwell by TKO in the 3rd round

Gleison Tibau over Josh Neer by Submission (Choke) in the 2nd round

Joe Stevenson over Spencer Fisher by Unanimous Decision

Anthony Johnson over Yoshiyuki Yoshida by TKO in the 1st round

Ryan Bader over Eric Schafer by Unanimous Decision

Antoni Hardonik over Pat Berry by TKO in the 2nd round

Yushin Okami over Chael Sonnen by Unanimous Decision

Rob Kimmons over Jorge Rivera by Submission (Choke) in the 1st round

Kyle Kingsbury over Razak Al-Hassan by TKO in the 2nd round

Chase Gormley over Stefan Struve by TKO in the first round

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