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Suffering a devastating knock out loss to Lyoto Machida last night at The Staples Center, Ryan Bader spoke to Marcos Villegas about his match up with the former light heavyweight champion. Bader speaks on how difficult it was to hit Machida and how he did not want to be too agressive though had to be [...]
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The Dragon is Back! Ryan Bader could not close the distance on Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida in the first round of their co-main event bout at UFC on FOX 4. Lyoto utilized his trademark footwork, counter-punching and kicks to control the action. In an attempt to get on the inside Bader rushed in as he threw a right at Machida. However, Machida stood his ground and blasted Bader...
If you happened to miss “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera”, it’s understandable because most weren’t too high on it heading into Saturday. However, it certainly sucks to be you now that the show is over.
In the card’s co-main event, Lyoto Machida punched his light heavyweight top contender ticket by punching Ryan Bader in the face.
Following the vicious 2ndRound KO victory...
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Chalk up another impressive knockout for former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. It was a feeling out process for the Shotokan karate master in the first round, but like his good friend Anderson Silva, once he got loose you just got that feeling that things we're going to end - violently.
The theme of the night for these light heavyweights...
Lyoto Machida was a surgeon against Ryan Bader on Saturday Night, as he knocked the up and comer out with a quick counter punch. Now he waits the winner of Hendo-Jones for another shot at the LHW title. The coolest thing about Machida is he really seems like a genuine family man, but he’s deadly in the octagon.
Lyoto And His Boys
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A video highlight of Lyoto Machida's KO over Ryan Bader and his post fight interview with Joe Rogan via UFC.
Machida earns a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson, a fight that will headline UFC 151.
UFC on FOX 4 showcased two light-heavyweight bouts, both containing number one contender spot implications. Leading up to the fight Dana White announced that the fighter who won more impressively in the two main fights would get the title shot. It was down to four competitors; Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida, Ryan Bader, and Brandon Vera. Interestingly enough, these are also four competitors...
Following Saturday’s thrilling night of fights, UFC president Dana White announced Lyoto Machida (Pictured) will get next crack at the light heavyweight crown.
White put the top contender moniker up for grabs at “UFC on FOX 4.” MMA’s big boss left it up to Machida, Ryan Bader, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera to submit spectacular applications for the gig.
The Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre super fight is far from dead. According to one reporter, Silva is so determined to fight GSP that he is willing to shake up two divisions and a championship in order to get the fight he wants.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was reflective and at least slightly apathetic minutes after fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida secured the status as the No. 1 contender in the light heavyweight division.
"It's OK," Rua said through an interpreter in the wake of UFC on FOX 4. "I respect the decision. ... Lyoto is a top fighter and he deserves right now to be the contender...
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua landed a flurry of punches. Lyoto Machida just needed to land a solid right hand.
The two former light heavyweight champions each made their bid to get a shot at the title once again with knockouts in their respective matches at UFC on FOX 4 at Staples Center on Saturday night, but it was Machida's second-round knockout of Ryan Bader that earned...