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Machida vs. Shogun 2 the rematch from their classic fight in 2009 A lot of time has passed since October 24th 2009. That night in xxx Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida beat Mauricio Rua on a controversial decision by the judges after the two light heavyweights battled it out for five rounds. UFC bettors were on the edge of their seats as the decision came in; the Dragon was named the victor. The betting world was divided on the decision. Mauricio Rua promised revenge. Well the clock has been ticking ever since, and payday is fast approaching. May 8th 2010, at the Bell Centre in Montreal these two 205 pounds warriors will go at it once again, and this time Rua vows not to let the judges decide the bout. UFC betting is in a frenzy over this fight, who will you bet on. Lyoto Machida is a deadly combination as a Japanese Brazilian MMA fighter from Salvador, Brazil. His father a Japanese Shotokan karate master has laid the groundwork for the Dragon’s as of now undefeated UFC career. At 16-0 Machida has laid waste to everyone he has faced so far, including Mauricio Rua. Mauricio Milani Rue is a Brazilian MMA with impressive wins over Chuck Liddell, Rampage Jackson, and Alistair Overeem twice. His super aggressive sometimes called wild with his stomps and soccer kicks to downed opponents while fighting in Pride FC. He is the younger brother of fellow MMA fighter Maurilo “Ninja” Rua, another favorite of UFC betting. UFC 113 is going to be a key point in both of these fighters MMA careers. If the wild Rua loses again, his hopes of UFC stardom are probably over. Lyoto even at 16-0 needs to make up for his overly defensive showing against Rua in October, the fans were chanting for Rua, and Lyoto spent the last two rounds retreating. Rua’s trainer has called his fighters the Machida antidote. Can Lyoto deal with the barrage of leg kicks he took in their first fight? Can Rua continue to keep the pressure on the patient Dragon? Lyoto has spent the last 7 months focused on adapting to Rua’s style, many think that time will allow him to come out much stronger than he did in October. We will find out Saturday who is ready to take this to the next step. After their 25-minute war where Lyoto took more hit than he ever had in his UFC career, UFC fans are counting the seconds until they can see these two animals enter the ring again. UFC bettors are lining up to get a piece of this action. Get over to www.sportsbook.com where everybody bets.


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