Where does Machida Karate go from here? - Page 4 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: parts unknown
Posts: 2,638
Originally Posted by SSD View Post
Just slightly, very slightly. Rua had 17 head shots (overall) and Machida had 14 head shots. Also, Machida had more body shots to (i.e. knees, which could sway a judge's opinion). If you actually look at the post-fight presser, Shogun was licking his hand once maybe to see if he wasn't spitting up blood.

But still, I'd judge the match in Shogun's favor. Nevertheless, even Fedor lost a fight and was given a nicely wrapped decision.
yes, machida did land more body shots, 7 more to be exact, that sways an entire fight considering he was outstruck 82-42?? I know these mythical "precise machida counter punches" supposedly did alot of head damage, but i challenge anybody to rewatch this fight and count the headshots, i already have.... Rua hits more, even in super slow mo.... i give Machida credit for his TDD, it was/is superb. Im not even sure there is a flaw in his technique, moreso then Shogun is just much harder to time and much faster then Machida thought.

Speaking of the body shots.... Machida's ribs looked ready to be seasoned and cooked, after the 1st round, i think he prob took more body damage aswell, altho outstriking the body.
alizio is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: parts unknown
Posts: 2,638
Originally Posted by Buckingham View Post
Yea its a shame, because Machida can make way more adjustments in the rematch.
i was thinking this too, but now im thinking.... can you "adjust" 31 years of karate training, stance and technique just to try to stop leg kicks?? Im not so sure, but im interested to find out, i do know Machida is very good at Muay Thai but i dont think he wants to take his chances in a MT war with Shogun. Im starting to think those legs will just be exposed all the time for a guy like Shogun, every technique has a weakness, sometimes it takes time to find it, but be sure, an elite fighter will.
alizio is offline  
post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 03:44 PM
chilo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: southern california
Posts: 1,083
Originally Posted by Michael Carson View Post
There aren't many that can kick like Shogun. Most believed that Shogun, even with great kicks, would be countered the whole time(he was, that is why Machida won on points), but the counters weren't that hard and Shogun got away with it.

Machida's style is still very much dominating, as there aren't many, if none, that can kick like Shogun did tonight.

As far as fixing his style, he probably took a big notice today, him and his dad and brothers, and will find a way to tweak the style a bit to help protect from fighters that use kicks a lot.

youre retarded go watch the fight again, even joe and goldberg where making it clear that everytime machida threw a kick SHOGUN yes SHOGUN countered with leg kicks, jesus christ.

someone once asked me when we talk about PrideFC why we never put
"the" in front of it, i asked him, "do you put the word 'the' in front of God?"
chilo is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome