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Phil Davis 7 17.50%
Lyoto Machida 33 82.50%
Draw 0 0%
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post #151 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by No_Mercy View Post
I was thinking the same. He's unstoppable when he's in his melee attack mode launching rapid strikes in combinations.
yeah like when he completely destroyed rashad evens.. i dont know why he doesnt try that at least once every round..

Head-butting fists and KOing the air is not effective striking.
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post #152 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 02:39 PM
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If atleast was a spilt decision you could understand... but comon ...how can you score like that...
WTF did they score the takedown attempts ?)..
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post #153 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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It was a weird fight since neither of them really didn't do much but might have done enough to warrant a UD. I was sure Machida was robbed but now i'm good with Phil taking it.

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post #154 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by aerius View Post
That's the way he was trained and it's hard to break a lifetime's worth of habits. Because of his background in karate, he's not going to blitz unless there's an opening to do so, and he's generally going to keep moving around and wait for that opening instead of creating the opening himself. He's not like the Chute Boxe guys where swarming opponents is part of the style.
Absolutely true and something he really needs to correct or he will forever be in controversial close decisions. He has had 4 close calls, Rampage, Shogun I, Davis and Hendo. 2 went his way and 2 didn't,

If he is going to stick to fighting that way, he has to accept that it won't always work in his favor. He just plays it too close to the vest and sits and waits for his opponent to make a mistake. It works great when the opponent does, but when they don't it's a boring fight that can go either way - Legitimately.
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post #155 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ari View Post
you don't get points for avoiding damage or being "elusive".
The whole controversy in a nutshell. (well, the commentary didn't help, either) Simply and clearly put, nice. If Machida could get that part thru his skull, he'd be much better off; less decisions, more KOs/wins.

Hafta say it again:

You don't get points for avoiding damage or being "elusive".
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post #156 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 07:25 AM
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Phil won the first. Lyoto didn't land more than 1 punch in that flurry, so the most important moment of the round came through Davis' takedown, ending the round on top.

Round 2 was very close, Machida landed a couple of good shots, a straight left and a hard left body kick; and stuffed a couple of takedowns. But, once again, Davis ended the round on top, landed good, hard ground and pound with the knees to the body and the hard punches to finish. Could have gone either way, I have it for Phil.

Machida won round 3. Got a takedown of his own, and stuffed all of Phil's attempts. Good round for Lyoto.

Overall, I can see it either way. I personally have it 29-28 Davis, but can see an argument either way. It certainly wasn't a robbery, was a very close fight. Another example of Machida's style not being conducive to winning decisions. Enjoyed the fight though, a good, calculated battle. Nothing crazy, but good example of 2 talented guys trying to impose themselves on each other.

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post #157 of 157 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 02:22 PM
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Chris Watts' score card still makes no sense at all. He gave round 3 to Davis.

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