Lyoto Machida Vs Mauricio Rua at UFC 104 and Other Up Coming Fights!

tyler griggsContributor IJune 9, 2009

A couple of fights that are supposed to happen have come up that I'm very interested to see. One would be the winner of Dan Henderson vs Micheal Bisping getting a middleweight title shot.

Also, it has been made official that Rampage Jackson will coach The Ultimate Fighter 10 against Sugar Rashad Evans. Last, but certainly not least, is Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua at UFC 104.

The winner of the Dan Henderson fight against Micheal Bisping is suppose to get a title shot against Anderson Silva. Well, Henderson has had a shot at The Spider and lost his Pride Middleweight Title in the process.

Bisping has not yet faced Silva, so if he wins it will be a pretty interesting fight. Henderson, on the other hand, is not a bad idea for the title.

Henderson and Bisping have been starting to get some bad blood while coaching the Ultimate Fighter. If it's not the workout times, it's comments made to the opposing teams—or it's Bisping squirting water in the face of cast members.

Come on now, how childish can you get? If you're going to do something like that, at least have your fighter back up your actions in the octagon, if not yourself.

While Micheal Bisping is a good fighter at 18 wins with only one loss to Rashad Evans, I think Henderson will take this win at UFC 100.

Next is my man Quinton Jackson vs Rashad Evans. Here is also some bad blood building. Jackson gave up his title shot to coach with and fight Rashad Evans at an unset date. Jackson has previously said he doesn't care extremely about the title.

"I'm paid to be a fighter, I fight to put food on my family's table, and yes being a champion will probably bring more money my way, it's just not an importance," he says.

Evans—coming off of a loss to Machida—I believe, will bring a good fight to the table against Jackson. Both of these guys are base wrestlers, but both of these guys have evolved to a stand up game. So it will be very exciting to see who takes this fight where.

As I said earlier, last but not least, Machida vs Rua at UFC 104 is almost set in stone to my knowledge.

Machida is doing very well in is career, being 15—0 and a champion. He will fight the dangerous Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Rua, who is coming off of a huge win over Chuck Liddell, will have his hands full with Machida.

Machida is an all—around good fighter: great kicks, fast, knows how to swing, as well as how to get in and get out.

Rua is also good with kicks and being quick, being a master at Muay Thai.

This should be good  because both of these fighters are so quick and very entertaining.

I end, as always, saying good luck to all of these fighters; and thanks to the UFC for always bringing great cards to the table.