UFC on Fox 4 results recap: Shogun Rua vs Brandon Vera event wrap up from Los Angeles

August 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Shogun Rua shakes Brandon Vera's hand after defeating him in the fourth round during the light heavyweight match at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to network television this past Saturday night (Aug. 4, 2012) with UFC on Fox 4: "Shogun vs. Vera" featuring Mauricio Rua turning in a solid if unspectacular performance in a fourth round stoppage victory over Brandon Vera.

But he didn't earn a title shot.

Instead, that honor went to Lyoto Machida, who impressed his bosses the most with a thunderous one-punch knockout of Ryan Bader in the second round of their co-main event bout.

Other action on the card saw Joe Lauzon submit Jamie Varner in a "Fight of the Year" candidate while Mike Swick returned to action with a monster knockout of DaMarques Johnson.

In cased you missed any or all of it -- or just want to keep the discussion alive -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event in Los Angeles.

In we go.

UFC on Fox 4: "Shogun vs. Vera"

Results and live fight coverage

Recap and morning after discussion

Post-fight press conference

Bonuses and awards

Event photos gallery

Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera full fight video highlights

Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader full fight video highlights

Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner full fight video highlights

Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson full fight video highlights

Fight recap: Mike Swick knocks out DaMarques Johnson

Fight recap: Joe Lauzon submits Jamie Varner

Fight recap: Lyoto Machida destroys Ryan Bader

Fight recap: Shogun Rua finishes Brandon Vera

Fight review and analysis: Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson

Fight review and analysis: Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner

Fight review and analysis: Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader

Fight review and analysis: Shogun Rua vs. Brandon Vera

UFC on Fox 4 post-fight fallout

Event report card

Biggest winner and lowliest loser

Mania Matchmaker

The ratings are in for the overnights and they aren't bad but aren't good either

Despite a rash of injuries, "Shogun vs. Vera" was a success

UFC on FOX cards have been outpacing pay-per-view stinkers

Lyoto Machida awaits Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson winner at UFC 151

Lyoto Machida can thank knockout and Shogun Rua for light heavyweight title shot

Shogun Rua reacts sheepishly to losing out on next title shot

Jamie Varner suffered a broken hand in second round of loss to Joe Lauzon

Jamie Varner's loss proves quick turnarounds are a bad idea

Mike Swick details one-punch knockout of DaMarques Johnson

Phil Davis vs Wagner Prado rematch possible for UFC on FX 5 after eye poke

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC on Fox 4?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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