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Machida edges Rua by close decision

Originally Published: October 24, 2009
By Greg Savage | Sherdog.com

LOS ANGELES -- Lyoto Machida defeated Mauricio "Shogun" Rua by unanimous decision after five hard-fought, technical rounds to retain the light heavyweight championship at UFC 104 "Machida vs. Shogun" on Saturday at the Staples Center.

The decision was widely booed in the arena, with many patrons obviously swayed by Rua's performance in the Octagon.

"My corner told me that I was winning all the rounds," Rua said. "I feel like I won this fight, but a fight is a ...

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