Machida isn’t known for his wrestling ability, leading plenty of folks to believe Bader would serve as a significant test when the two locked horns on FOX. While it’s possible Bader would have fared better had he actually taken a ground-based approach to the Brazilian, he was never able to successfully implement his offense and ate a stiff shot while rushing in to attack. The blow immediately turned the Ultimate Fighter 8 winner’s lights out and netted Machida the knockout victory.
It may be hard to believe, but UFC star Lyoto Machida took to the Octagon for the sixteenth time this weekend when he faced Mark Munoz in the main event at UFC Fight Night 30. When the smoke cleared, “The Dragon” improved his record in the infamous eight-sided cage to 12-4 with a beautiful finish of Munoz in the bout’s first frame. Ultimately, the performance marked one of many memorable stoppages Machida has scored in the organization en route to becoming one of MMA’s truly elite athletes. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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