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UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun
A poster or logo for UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 24, 2009
Venue Staples Center
City Los Angeles, California
Attendance 14,892[1]
Total gate $1,913,093[1]
Buyrate 500,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.[3]


As with UFC 103, the UFC announced a portion of the preliminary card would air live and commercial-free during an hour-long block on Spike.[4]

Chase Gormley, who was slated to face Ben Rothwell, instead faced Stefan Struve after Rothwell's opponent was changed to Cain Velasquez.[5] An injured Sean Sherk was replaced by Josh Neer against Gleison Tibau.[6]

Additionally, on the day of the weigh-in, two fights were changed to catchweight status as Anthony Johnson, Josh Neer and Gleison Tibau all came in over the weight limit of their respective weight classes.[7]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida (c) def Mauricio Rua unanimous decision (48–47, 48–47, 48–47) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def Ben Rothwell TKO (punches) 2 0:58
Catchweight (157 lb) Gleison Tibau def Josh Neer unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joe Stevenson def Spencer Fisher submission (elbows) 2 4:02
Catchweight (176 lb) Anthony Johnson def Yoshiyuki Yoshida TKO (punches) 1 0:41
Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader def Eric Schafer unanimous decision (30–27, 29–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Pat Barry def Antoni Hardonk TKO (punches) 2 2:30
Preliminary card
Middleweight Chael Sonnen def Yushin Okami unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Jorge Rivera def Rob Kimmons TKO (punches) 3 1:53
Light Heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury def Razak Al-Hassan split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Stefan Struve def Chase Gormley submission (triangle choke) 1 4:04 [c]
  1. ^ For the Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Stevenson vs. Fisher fight.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Hardonk vs. Barry fight. This bout also aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Machida vs. Rua fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Antoni Hardonk vs. Patrick Barry
  • Knockout of the Night: Patrick Barry
  • Submission of the Night: Stefan Struve

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the California State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC.[9]

  • Lyoto Machida: ($200,000, no win bonus) def. Mauricio Rua: ($155,000) ^
  • Cain Velasquez: ($70,000 includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Ben Rothwell: ($50,000)
  • Gleison Tibau: ($38,000 includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer: ($14,000)
  • Joe Stevenson: ($94,000 includes $47,000 win bonus) def. Spencer Fisher: ($26,000)
  • Anthony Johnson: ($30,000 includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida: ($12,000) ^
  • Ryan Bader: ($30,000 includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Eric Schafer: ($13,000)
  • Pat Barry: ($14,000 includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Antoni Hardonk: ($16,000)
  • Chael Sonnen: ($54,000 includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Yushin Okami: ($18,000)
  • Jorge Rivera: ($36,000 includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Rob Kimmons: ($9,000)
  • Kyle Kingsbury: ($16,000 includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Razak Al-Hassan: ($3,000)
  • Stefan Struve: ($14,000 includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Chase Gormley: ($10,000)

^ Anthony Johnson was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the 170-pound welterweight limit. The CSAC's initial report did not include information on the penalty.

^ Due to the controversy surrounding the main event Rua received his full pay including his win bonus.[10]

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
Anthony Johnson Britney Spears "Oops!... I Did It Again" Oops!... I Did It Again
Ben Rothwell Nickelback "Burn It to the Ground" Dark Horse
Cain Velasquez Vicente Fernández "Los Mandados" A Pesar de Todo
Chael Sonnen Daryle Singletary "Too Much Fun" Daryle Singletary
Chase Gormley Iron Maiden "The Number of the Beast" The Number of the Beast
Eric Schafer Kanye West "Stronger" Graduation
Gleison Tibau Black Sabbath "Iron Man" Paranoid
Joe Stevenson The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
Jorge Rivera Drake (feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy) "I'm Goin' In" So Far Gone
Josh Neer 2Pac (feat. George Clinton) "Can't C Me" All Eyez On Me
Kyle Kingsbury Duran Duran "Hungry Like the Wolf" Greatest Hits
Lyoto Machida Linkin Park "Bleed It Out" Minutes to Midnight [Clean]
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua Armin van Buuren "Sail" Single
Razak Al-Hassan The Jimi Hendrix Experience "All Along The Watchtower" Electric Ladyland
Rob Kimmons Lecrae (feat. Cam & Dwayne Tryumf) "Don't Waste Your Life" Rebel
Ryan Bader Rage Against The Machine "Imperial March (Rage Remix)" Star Wars: Force Commander
Spencer Fisher Johnny Cash "God's Gonna Cut You Down" American V: A Hundred Highways
Stefan Struve Marilyn Manson "Seizure of Power" Resident Evil OST
Yoshiyuki Yoshida Yoshida Brothers "Matrugada" Yoshida Brothers
Yushin Okami T. Rex "20th Century Boy" Tanx [US Bonus Tracks]



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