May 24, 2009

VIDEO: Lyodo Machida KO's Rashad Evans UFC 98


VIDEO: Lyodo Machida KO's Rashad Evans UFC 98

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida knocked out “Sugar” Rashad Evans during the second round of their light heavyweight title fight at UFC 98 on Saturday night. With the win, Machida becomes the UFC light heavyweight champion and continued his string of not being knocked down in a fight.

Lyoto Machida ended the brief title reign of light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans with power, patience and precision on Saturday in the featured bout at UFC 98 as in in the video below.

The unbeaten Machida dominated the match from the start, as he delivered three knockdowns against the champion and finished him with a brutal left hook. The final blow left Evans unconscious against the cage.

Heading into his first title defense against Lyoto Machida at UFC 98 on Saturday, Evans was the underdog -- a familiar position for him. Yet more cheers than jeers greeted him at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

It was as if the 12,606 in attendance had accepted that Evans would be champion for a long time. Machida, however, wasn't convinced, and neither were oddsmakers.

They listed Machida as the favorite at minus-200; Evans was plus-170. It did not take Machida long to prove the oddsmakers correct; he knocked Evans out at 3 minutes, 57 seconds of the second round in the video here.

"Obviously, the way he beat Rashad Evans tonight was very impressive," UFC president Dana White said. "He gets better every time he fights. It might be the Machida era right now."

Machida put on a memorable performancein this knockout video, but his best has yet to come. The new champion plans to continue improving his game.

"Now that I have become a champion, the real work begins," Machida said. "My goal is to go out there and become a better fighter every time I step into the Octagon.

"When I go back home, my father will analyze the tapes with my brothers and see what mistakes I made and try to improve."

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VIDEO: Lyodo Machida KO's Rashad Evans UFC 98

Posted at May 24, 2009 3:25 PM

Awesome!!! The Machida era has begun!

Posted by: jro at May 25, 2009 10:02 PM

fuckin beast

Posted by: Anonymous at May 26, 2009 11:57 AM


Posted by: DAKOTA GEER at May 26, 2009 12:01 PM

Mierdaa!!! WTF !! That was Sickk !!!

Posted by: Blade at May 30, 2009 9:54 PM

Machida is on a whole other level than that of anyone else in the LHW division.

Posted by: TheMMAEmperor at August 10, 2009 10:58 PM

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