UFC 104 Weigh-Ins Set for Friday at L.A. LIVE

Written by Tom Ngo
October 19th, 2009

Mauricio Rua vs. Lyoto Machida

Well, I don’t know who these Los Angeles Lakers think they are, but they sure have some nerve.* Apparently the rulers of the Staples Center will be participating in an exhibition basketball game on their home court this Friday, thus forcing the UFC to hold their weigh-ins just outside the luxurious venue.

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” weigh-ins will begin this Friday, October 23rd, at 4PM PT/7PM ET, and will be taking place at the L.A. Live Event Deck, which is located at 1005 Chick Hearn Ct., between Georgia St. and Cherry St.

As with all UFC weight competitions, the event is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast LIVE right here on 5thRound.com.

UFC Fight Club members will be granted access to an exclusive Q&A session with top heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin from 2-3PM PT. The undefeated fighter looks to generate even more hype behind his highly anticipated UFC 106 scrap against champ Brock Lesnar.

Additionally, UFC fighters Yoshihiro Akiyama, Dan Miller and Brandon Vera will be made available to all fans for a free two-hour autograph and photo session beginning at1PM PT.

Here are the fighters slated to tip the scales this Friday:

Preliminary Card:

Chase Gormley vs. Stefan Struve
Razak Al-Hassan vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Josh Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry
Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer

Main Card:
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

* – Complete sarcasm, the Lakers are the center of my pathetic world.

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