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Machida Retains Belt in UFC 104

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Current light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida retained his aura of invincibility at the Ultimate Fighting Championship this Saturday. After a very close and polemic fight, the Brazilian athlete kept his belt at the Staples Center, in LA.

The showdown between Lyoto and fellow Brazilian title contender Maurício "Shogun" Rua was much more balanced than expected. Machida's UFC record before Saturday was fifteen straight victories and no losses. He was considered invincible, and was expected to defeat Shogun easily.

However, events inside the octagon did not go according to plan. Shogun . . .

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