After yesterday’s announcement of the two main attractions for the UFC’s return to STAPLES Center, the promotion went ahead and announced 8 more bouts this morning to help hype Friday’s ticket release for UFC 104. Strangely enough, yesterday’s officially announced heavyweight clash between Ben Rothwell and Cain Velasquez doesn’t appear on official list.
Already announced as the main event, light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will defend his title against former top light heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Today’s other confirmed bouts include:
Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Barry*
Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen*
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons*
Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer*
Razak Al-Hassan vs. Kyle Kingsbury*
Chase Gormley vs. Stefan Struve*
*bouts may not be broadcast