The official weigh-in event for UFC 104: "Machida vs. Shogun" is set to take place at the LA Live Event Deck in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
It is currently scheduled to air LIVE on UFC.com, as well as on several other online destinations, via streaming video. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 4 p.m. local time.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide the latest coverage of the UFC 104 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
UFC 104: "Machida vs. Shogun" features the first title defense for undefeated light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida against fellow Brazilian Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of the evening.
In addition, rising talent Cain Velasquez and veteran Ben Rothwell will "wage war" in a super-sized heavyweight showdown.
Here’s the complete UFC 104 fight card:
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida (15-0) vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (18-3)
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez (6-0) vs. Ben Rothwell (30-6)
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau (17-7) vs. Josh Neer (25-8-1)
155 lbs.: Joe Stevenson (30-10) vs. Spencer Fisher (23-4)
170 lbs.: Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (7-2) vs. Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida (11-3)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
265 lbs.: Antoni Hardonk (8-5) vs. Patrick "Get Hype" Barry (4-1)
185 lbs.: Yushin "Thunder" Okami (23-4) vs. Chael Sonnen (23-10-1)
l85 lbs.: Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera (22-4) vs. Rob "The Rosedale Reaper" Kimmons (22-4)
205 lbs.: Ryan "Darth" Bader (9-0) vs. Eric "Red" Schafer (11-3-2)
205 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury (7-2) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (6-1)
265 lbs.: Chase Gormley (6-0) vs. Stefan Struve (17-3)
For those fortunate enough to be in "The City of Angels" for the promotion’s return trip to the "The Golden State" remember that the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 1 p.m. local time for the general public.
UFC stars Yoshihiro "Sexyama" Akiyama, Dan Miller and Brandon "The Truth" Vera will be on hand signing autographs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. local time. The autograph session is also free and open to the public.
In addition, UFC Fight Club members will be able to attend an exclusive Q&A session with current heavyweight number one contender, Shane Carwin, on that same day an hour earlier at 2 p.m. (check-in starts at 1 p.m.)
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, Oct. 24), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view from the Staples Center. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8 p.m. ET with Spike TV telecast of select prelim bouts.
It’s going to be a fun night of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 104 coverage you can handle.