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UFC 104 Preview

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UFC 104 airs live tonight on PPV, and once again the prelim fights will be airing for free on Spike TV.  The main event will feature Mauricio "Shogun" Rua getting soundly trounced by light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.  The prelims air at 9:00 PM EST and the PPV begins at 10:00 PM EST.

Full card is as follows, courtesy www.f4wonline.com:

Stefan Struve (243.5) vs. Chase Gormley (262)
Kyle Kingsbury (205.5) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (204.5)
Jorge Rivera (185) vs. Rob Kimmons (185)
Yushin Okami (185) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)

Live fights on Spike
Antoni Hardonk (249.5) vs. Pat Barry (237)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Eric Red Schafer (205.5)

Live fights on PPV

Josh Neer (156.5) vs. Gleison Tibau (157)
Anthony Johnson (176) vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (170)
Joe Stevenson (155.5) vs. Spencer Fisher (155)
Cain Velasquez (238) vs. Ben Rothwell (265)
Lyoto Machida (202.5) vs. Mauricio Shogun Rua (204.5) for light heavyweight title

Both Spike fights should be entertaining, and as far as the PPV goes, the UFC Countdown special did a great job building up the Velazquez vs. Rothwell fight.  Both guys can benefit from a decisive win in building a future challenger for Brock Lesnar.  The Machida fight is not expected to be close, but should be exciting nonetheless, as Rua will come out swinging for the fences and Lyoto will trounce him.