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post #19 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Round 1 - Referee "Big" John McCarthy oversees this co-main event. Machida takes the center as Bade circles left. Machida kicks the leg and avoids a return punch. Bader answers with a low kick. Machida swithces stances, and Bader drills him in the body. Bader tries to punch up to, but Machida backs away. Snapping kick to the body for Machida. Machida kicks again to the body as Bader tries to push in. Halfway mark. Bader reaches with a right hand, but Machida slips it in style. Front kick to the body for Machida. Bader can't seem to get to Machida, and he eats a right hook when he tries to move forward. Machida scores to the body again with a kick as Bader comes in. Machida does a little Anderson Silva impression with his hands as he tries to bait Bader. Machida looks in sharp from, elusive as ever and patient in his attacks. Right hand to close for Machida, and he takes the round on the card, 10-9.

Round 2 - Machida elusive again to open, and he kicks the leg. Bader trying to close the distance and score, but he simply can't figure out Machida, who looks in vintage form. Punches traded. Machida controlling the center, and he scores a direct hit as Bader tries to rush in. Bader drops from the straight right, and Machida follows with a few more punches to seal the deal. Fantastic finish as Machida makes an impressive statement.
Lyoto Machida def. Ryan Bader via knockout (punches) - Round 2, 1:32.

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