According to Dan Wetzel, UFC president Dana White has told him that current light heavyweight champ Lyoto “Dragon” Machida will rematch his last opponent, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The two men fought at UFC 104 in Los Angeles last month but the bout ended in controversy as the champ retained his title after being on the defense much of the five rounds/25 minutes. Soon afterward, White told the media Machida and Rua would likely rematch as soon as possible.
The promotion is now making good on that with the venue being Montreal and the date being May 1st. January 2010 was thrown around as potential, prospective date by fans and insiders alike but Machida required surgery on his injured soon after defeating Rua. Thus, the date being pushed further back.
We’ll keep you up to date on emerging details of this fight and upcoming event.