Video: Former UFC rivals Lyoto Machida and Shogun Rua sparring at Venum Training Center

And as you would expect, a bunch of gawkers have gathered outside the facility to witness the epic reunion.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight kingpin Lyoto Machida is once again throwing hands opposite ex-division titleholder Mauricio Rua.

But this time, there is no 205-pound strap on the line.

"The Dragon" is doing work in anticipation of his UFC 175 title fight against reigning middleweight champion Chris Weidman over Fourth of July Weekend (more on that here) and was fortunate enough to be paired off with "Shogun" inside the Venum Training Center.

It's no rubber match, but it will have to do.

Machida and Rua first went to war at UFC 104 back in 2009, but the former was able to retain his title following a controversial decision. They immediately rematched at UFC 113 just a few months later, and "Shogun" claimed the crown with an emphatic knockout.

Since then, he's just 3-5 inside the cage and has been finished three times.

Machida, on the other hand, went 3-3 and dropped to 185 pounds, where he quickly rattled off consecutive victories over Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi. One more gets him another championship and who better to help him train than one of the all-time greats?

See more on UFC 175 here.

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