Machida has skills undoubtedly but kicks seem to be a solid weapon on him. Hendo was landing them for christs sake and besides that kick to punch combo he likes he isn't known for kicking at all.
My guess is Jones will utilize this to his advantage and catch lyoto again.
Sucks I was all amped when he won against Rashad "Machida era" nuthugging and all but think Jones is too much for him
longer...machida changed his style right around when he won the belt to a much more aggressive style...remember, a lot of people hated him and called him boring and the ufc prolonged giving him a title shot...but he was untouchable...he seems to have gone back to that style...\
and remember, he was doing well against jones until he got clipped...an inch here or an inch there and the outcome could have changed
A bit longer. And this time he'll land TWO good punches, so Machida fans will say, "Damn, son, he was fucking Jones up big time before he got stopped."
You go figure.
It's funny how people are just assuming that this is a done deal btw. Not that I think Chael will win, but damn that would throw a wrench in the mix if he did.
elysian - Fitch gets cut, Machida gets title shot.You mean former champion Machida? The same Machida with tons of highlight reel knockouts? You must mean a different Machida.
You go figure.
Slevin Kalevra - longer, he seems to have developed the much sought after skill of running away
I thought I saw that skill displayed this last weekend
Slevin Kalevra - longer, he seems to have developed the much sought after skill of running awayGreg Jackson must be behind this!!!!
Aaron Becker - Given Machida could be better on the feet, wouldn't you thnk that Jackson would have a better gameplan to avoid the striking and go straight for the TD? In which case I don't see the fight lasting as long as it did the first time
Jackson or Jones?
Jon Jones's wrestling will be key to this fight. Lyoto can win rounds the way he fought against Hendo as long as he stays on his feet.
The problem is that Jones is such a huge and athletic wrestler most fighters can't stop the takedown, including Lyoto.
Jones literally turned his back to rampage and ran away to get to the center of the octagon. Condit did the same thing against Diaz. That is running away. Backing up to where your opponents punches miss you by an inch is excellent movement and timing.
The pace & length of the fight will depend on Jones, not Machida.