UFC 104

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]


Preliminary card (non-televised)

Struve defeated Gormley via submission (triangle choke) at 4:04 of round 1. 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.
Kingsbury defeated Al-Hassan via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
Rivera defeated Kimmons via TKO (strikes) at 1:53 of round 3.
Sonnen defeated Okami via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Stevenson vs. Fisher fight.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Barry defeated Hardonk via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of round 2.
Bader defeated Schafer via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–26, 30–27).

Main card

Johnson defeated Yoshida via TKO (punches) at 0:41 of round 1.
Stevenson defeated Fisher via submission (elbows) at 4:02 of round 2.
Tibau defeated Neer via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Velasquez defeated Rothwell via TKO (punches) at 0:58 of round 2
Machida defeated Rua via unanimous decision (48–47, 48–47, 48–47) to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

Bonus awards

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

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

Reported payout

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: ($250,000) ^
  • 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]


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