LOS ANGELES – Saturday night’s main event between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera is now official as the UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera weigh-ins went down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday.
The co-main event maybe brought the biggest surprise as former UFC champion Lyoto Machida came in at a light 201 pounds for his showdown with Ryan Bader, well under the 205-pound limit for their fight. It immediately raised the question of whether or not a drop down to the middleweight division might be in Machida’s future.
The most impressive winner of the two light heavyweight main events has been promised a title shot by UFC president Dana White.
The rest of the competitors also made weight for the UFC on Fox 4 card taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night and airing live on Fox.
UFC ON FOX 4 MAIN CARD:
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (205) vs. Brandon Vera (203.8)
Lyoto Machida (201) vs. Ryan Bader (205)
Joe Lauzon (155.8) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
Mike Swick (170) vs. DeMarques Johnson (171)
UFC ON FOX PRELIMS ON FUEL TV:
Cole Miller (145) vs. Nam Phan (145)
Phil Davis (205.5) vs. Wagner Prado (205)
Josh Grispi (146) vs. Rani Yahya (145.5)
Phil De Fries (235) vs. Oli Thompson (232)
Manny Gamburyan (145.5) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (145.5)
John Moraga (125.5) vs. Ulysses Gomez (125.5)