Found February 23, 2013 on
A light heavyweight battle between Lyoto Machida (Pictured) and Dan Henderson co-headlined “UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” on Saturday night.
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Honda Center in Anaheim, California is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a bantamweight title tilt between champion Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Dan Henderson +200
Lyoto Machida -260
Here is the play-by-play from Machida vs. Henderson:
Herb Dean is the third man inside the Octagon. Henderson lands an inside leg kick. Extended feeling out period from both fighters. Machida continues to fake strikes just to see how Henderson will react. He kicks Henderson in the midsection. Henderson charges forward and clocks him with two right hands. He had a body lock, but wasn’t able to drag Machida to the ground. Machida trips him to the mat and lands a couple of punches just before the horn blares. That likely won him the round.
5thRound scored it: Machida, 10-9
Henderson is looking for that inside leg kick-overhand right combo. Machida kicks him again in the stomach. He follows up with a front kick to the face. Henderson shoots and is met with a knee to the midsection. Another kick to the body by Machida. “The Dragon” continues to switch stances to try and keep Hendo off balance. Henderson tags him with a left hand. Close round to score.
5thRound scored it: Machida, 10-9.
Powerful kick to the body by Machida and he immediately follows up with a jab. Henderson gets the Brazilian to the ground and has over three minutes to do work. Machida doing a good job of avoiding damage. Machida scrambles free. Big inside leg kick by Machida. Henderson eats a front kick to the face. Machida lands another head kick. Another close stanza to score. This could be controversial.
5thRound scored it: Henderson, 10-9, but lost the fight, 29-28
Lyoto Machida Defeated Dan Henderson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
The pro-Henderson crowd boos the verdict.
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A long feeling out process to start the opening round with nothing more than kicks being exchanged between the two. Midway through the first, Lyoto started to counter with punches and avoid the powerful shots that Hendrson was throwing. After clinching with 20 seconds to go in the frame, Machida landed a take down and ended round one on top landing punches.
While still trying to...
Anytime a 42-year-old comes out on the wrong end of an athletic competition, it’s natural to wonder if the veteran has played their last game. So after Dan Henderson (Pictured) dropped a split decision to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157, of course the former PrideFC and Strikeforce champion was questioned about his fighting future.
No need to fret, Hendo fans. Despite losing his shot...
This Saturday the UFC is back in the Honda Center in Anaheim, California for UFC 157 which features the first ever women’s fight inside the octagon between Rondy Rousey and Liz Carmouche. As pumped as I am for this fight, everyone will be breaking it down from every angle, so I will instead dive into the co-main event bout between light-heavyweights Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson...
Our friends over at Intravid.com breakdown Saturday’s co main event fight between two former champions Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson.
Dan Henderson will make his return to the octagon after a 15-month absence from the sport. His last bout was at UFC 139 in November 2011 when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in one of the greatest fights of all time. The decision victory...
5'11" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
71" reach, Orthodox
Aug 24, 1970
29-8 (UFC: 6-2)
4 straight wins (1 straight in the UFC)
NCAA D1 wrestler
1992 & 1996 Summer Olympics - Greco-Roman wrestling
Multiple international wrestling competition medals
Machida is one of the toughest guys to figure out, but if you pressure him and keep the pressure on, you have a shot a la Shogun. Can an older Hendo keep that pace? Can’t wait to find out.
Fight Breakdown Machida VS Henderson
Ed Soars Talks Machida
Three days ago, UFC President Dana White promised either Lyoto Machida (Pictured) or Dan Henderson would get next dibs at the light heavyweight title. Now that “The Dragon” has posted a split decision victory over Henderson at UFC 157, White intends to keep his word – despite the fact he wasn’t sitting on the edge of his seat during Saturday’s co-main event.
Saturday night, history was made at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
In the main event at UFC 157 Ronda Rousey became the first ever woman to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight championship, as she defeated Liz Carmouche in the first round by her signature armbar.
In the co-main event Lyoto Machida defeated Dan Henderson by split decision, which solidified him as the...
The UFC returns to the land of Pay Per View this weekend with UFC 157 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. History will be made in the main event as the event is headlined by the first Women’s MMA bout in UFC history as Ronda Rousey takes on the Liz Carmouche.
Dan Henderson to win +205, or 33%
Dan Henderson to win inside the distance +350, or 22%
(Henderson to win by KO/TKO is also going for +350)
Lyoto Machida to win -245, or 71%
Lyoto Machida to win by decision +109, or 48%
Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida is a spectacular matchup from an MMA fan perspective. I have been looking...
UFC 157 took place last night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and early gate figures are showing that Ronda Rousey and women’s MMA pulled over 15,500 people into the Honda Center and created a live gate of $1.4 million.
It is a historic night for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as women will enter the Octagon for the very first time at UFC 157. Undefeated Ronda Rousey will take on Liz Carmouche in the main event for the women’s bantamweight championship. The co-main event features a light heavyweight battle between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida. The winner of that bout is said to get the...
Tomorrow night live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California history will be made.
The main event at UFC 157 will be for the women’s bantamweight championship as Ronda Rousey goes to battle against Liz Carmouche. The co-main event will be a number one contender battle in the light heavyweight division, as Lyoto Machida faces off against Dan Henderson.
Also on the main card...
Busy this week so I didn’t get to put up a preview of UFC 157. For those of you who knew it was coming on and did get to enjoy it, there was a lot of great action on the card. My personal villain Urijah Faber seems to have found his stride again, Lyoto Machida [...]
Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar), R1
Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear naked choke) R1
Court McGee def. Josh Neer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)