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Old 10-25-2009, 02:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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