I hope you really don't mean Rampage outclassed Machida in anyway in that fight.
I didn't say anything of the sort.
Machida lost to Rampage exclusively due to his excessive counter waiting (the boring style he was famous for), what made Rampage to look for the fight more often, thus being considered the aggressor. That's all.
Regardless, he lost.
On the third Machida was more effective and even Rampage thought Machida won the fight, offering him an instant rematch.
It was obviously a close fight, but Machida looked anything but impressive.