Los Angeles – Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (18-3) has defeated wrestling stand-out Ryan “Darth” Bader (14-3) at UFC on Fox. Here is the full fight play-by-play.
Feeling out process starts in the center. Machida lands a low straight left leg. Bader works the body and gets out without retaliation. Big right lead misses Machida. Painful left body kick landed for Lyoto. Bader misses with a blitz forward of punches. Short right lands clean on Bader for Machida. Bader grabs a clinch briefly and Machida shakes him right off. Headkick misses for Machida. Elbow misses for Machida in close as the round comes to an end.
Machida is waving his hands oddly, likely looking to get Bader to focus on his hands. Bader attempts a superman punch and Machida catches him coming in down the pipe with a right.
Official: Lyoto Machida defeats Ryan Bader via KO – Round 2, 1:32
Machida bounces back from a loss over current champ Jon Jones at UFC 140 in Dec. The Dragon could potentially get his second chance at Jones now since White had let it be known that with an emphatic victory Lyoto could be next in line for Machida.