Machidas's gameplan was pefect. Moving around and atacking when possible.
He was very well on the ground as well, putting down and atacking in the final seconds of the first round (lucky Henderson) and defending at the third round. In the last round he just slipped, Hendo doesnt have any credit here (thats why I think Machida won the last round too).
Thats why I think he is better now. He is training with a 10 times world BJJ champion, Roger Gracie.
If you think that style is boring, just turn off the TV... But its very effective and its the Karate Shotokan style, Machida´s cant change this.