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Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua 1

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Shogun landing a hard right hand.

The fight was for the UFC light-heavyweight title. Lyoto Machida came in undefeated and left officially undefeated. Controversial decision. Many thought Mauricio Rua won the fight and that it was a robbery, and thus an immediate rematch was scheduled. Machida broke his left hand during the fight.

The FightEdit

The first round began. They circled. Rua landed a body kick. Rua grabbed the clinch with four or five knees and Rua pulled away. Four twenty. The crowd chanted 'Machida'. Machida blocked a body kick nicely. Machida landed a body kick. Shogun landed a leg kick. Machida landed a knee to the body and they clinched with four minutes. Shogun landed a knee to the thigh. Shogun landed a knee to the leg nicely. Three thirty. Shogun landed another knee to the leg. Shogun kneed the body. They broke apart now. Shogun ate a body kick and landed a leg kick. Machida landed a big knee and Shogun tried the single-leg and Machida almost went down, stayed up in the clinch with three minutes. Shogun landed some knees to the inner thigh. They broke. Machida's ribs were bruised, as were Shogun's. Shogun missed a body kick. Two minutes. Shogun landed a good body kick. Machida missed an inside leg kick and ate a leg kick. One twenty-five. Shogun missed an inside leg kick. Shogun landed a leg kick. One minute. Machida landed a body kick. Shogun landed a right hand countering. Thirty-five. Shogun landed a body kick, and ate an inside leg kick. Shogun missed a body kick. Ten. The first round ended. The second round began. Shogun missed an inside leg kick. Shogun landed it. Four twenty. Shogun missed an inside leg kick. Machida landed an excellent counter left hand and pushed Shogun back. Four minutes. Machida landed a body kick. Shogun landed a body kick. Three twenty-five. Shogun landed a knee but stumbled back. Machida landed a counter knee as Shogun came in and they clinched. Shogun looked for a single. Three minutes and they broke. Machida landed a leg kick. Machida landed an inside leg kick, more of a sweep. Machida blocked a body kick. He blocked another with his arm. Machida landed a hard body kick. Two minutes. Shogun missed a combination and landed a body kick partially. Machida landed a leg kick. Shogun landed a body kick. Machida was slowing down a bit. Shogun landed a body kick. One twenty. Shogun landed a leg kick. One minute. Machida blocked a front kick. Machida landed a nice knee as they clinched and Shogun replied. Shogun landed one to the groin, Machida said he was fine. Shogun landed some more to the inner thigh. Twenty-five. Some more nice knees to that inner thigh, really working them. Fifteen. Really working that inner thigh. Boos came. They broke with five remaining. The second round ended. The third round began. Shogun landed a body kick and ate an inside leg kick. Machida landed a right hand and a body kick and another and ate a counter leg kick. Four twenty. Shogun missed an inside leg kick. Shogun landed a body kick, missed another with the other leg, and four minutes. Shogun missed a leg kick. Machida landed a body kick. Shogun missed a high kick. Three minutes. Shogun landed a body kick and ate a coutner left hand. Shogun shot for the double and clinched and landed another knee to the leg and broke with an elbow. Machida landed an inside leg kick and ate a leg kick. Two fifteen. Shogun landed an inside leg kick, two minutes. Shogun landed a body kick and ate a counter left and stumbled. Shogun had a mouse under the left eye. Shogun missed a combination and landed a body kick. One twenty. Machida landed a body kick. Shogun landed a leg kick, they clinched and exchanged aknee and broke with one minute. Machida landed a straight left, ate a body kick and landed a knee to the body and an uppercut and a body kick and they clinched. Twenty. What a flurry by Machida. They broke. Ten. The third round ended. The fourth round began. Both men were red around the midsection. Shogun missed an inside leg kick. Shogun missed a body kick. Machida was feinting more often. Four twenty. Shogun missed a leg kick again. Machida landed a leg kick. The crowd chanted 'Machida'. Four minutes with Shogun missing an inside leg kick. Shogun landed a counter inside leg kick as he ate a partially blocked body kick. Shogun landed another leg kick. Shogun missed an inside leg kick. Shogun landed a flush body kick. Shogun blocked a high kick. Shogun landed an inside leg kick. Machida slipped with three minutes, Shogun came in hard and they clinched, Machida had a grip with both hands under the groin defending. They broke after a moment. Shogun landed a leg kick and ate acounter left hand and they clinched, Shogun broke with a knee. Two minutes. Shogun landed a leg kick. They clinched. Shogun broke with a nice elbow. I think that's what cut Machida's lip. One twenty. Shogun landed a nice knee to the body. One minute. Shogun landed another leg kick. Shogun landed a leg kick. Twenty. The fourth round came to an end.

The fifth round began. Machida checked a leg kick. Shogun faked an inside leg kick. Shogun landed an inside leg kick. They clinched and broke. Machida landed a straight left. Machida blocked a body kick nicely. Shogun landed a hard leg kick with four minutes. Shogun partially landed a body kick to the elbow of Machida. Machida landed a bod
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Graceful and traditional karate versus violent and relentless Muay Thai.

y kick and ate a counter leg kick. Shogun missed a combination. Three minutes. They clinched and Machida broke with a nice knee. They clinched once more. Machida landed a nice knee to the leg. The referee broke them up quickly. Machida blocked a body kick partially. Two minutes. Machida landed a nice knee as they clinched, Shogun landed a knee and broke with a right hand. Shogun came in eating a knee. One minute. Shogun blocked a body kick nicely. Shogun missed a looping right. Twenty. Shogun looked confident. Ten. Shogun blocked a body kick, they clinched and broke with Shogun landing a left hand and the fifth round ended and they both raised their hands. Machida was the winner by robbery... ahem, excuse me, UD.

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