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Lyoto Machida to defend UFC title against 'Shogun'

Lyoto Machida's first UFC light-heavyweight title defense is appearing to be against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

The fight is scheduled for October, reports Super Lutas. October marks the UFC's return to California with UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 24.

According to the report Rua signed the papers on Tuesday for the fight. UFC president Dana White left a message on his Twitter, "Look who's in the office today!!!" on Tuesday with a link to an image of him smiling for a picture with Rua.

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was next in line for the title, but chose instead to coach "The Ultimate Fighter 10" opposite Rashad Evans.