Machida KO's Couture with leaping front snap-kick

by Steve Cofield | source: yahoo.com
 

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Randy Couture showed some guts taking on a scary fighter in his final MMA tilt. It didn't work out for the 47-year-old legend, but he got to walk out of the Octagon to a huge ovation from the crowd in Toronto and with his head held high. There may never be another fighter like Couture.

Couture took on MMA's great riddle in karate master Lyoto Machida. For six minutes, Machida confused Couture with his movement and counter-striking, then he pulled off an amazing front kick to put the former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion on his back. Couture was out and referee Yves Lavigne jumped on top to save him at 1:05 of the second at UFC 129.

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Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida Vs. Randy "The Natural" Couture
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Lyoto Machida <a href=Lyoto Machida" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 16-2-0
Team Black House
VS
Name Randy Couture <a href=Randy Couture" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 19-10-0
Team Xtreme Couture
 
 
 
 
 
Lyoto Machida defeats Randy Couture via KO (Front Kick), 2nd Round, 1:05

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Darious site profile image  

5/1/11 5:54 PM by Darious

Man. No one on the Underground knows Shotokan karate. I thought it was hilarious when Segal took credit for 'teaching' mae geri, ie, front kick to Anderson. Now, I'm sure he's gonna say he taught Lyoto nidan geri, the double or two-level kick. Akido is not exactly known for striking. I'm not saying Segal couldn't wrist-lock you to death, but kicking techniques? Lyoto and Anderson are laughing their ass off at this I'm sure. For goodness sake, Lyoto's father is a JKA Shotokan guy from the beginning, and you can see nidan geri in many Shotokan kata. Go to Youtube and put in Kanku Dai. You'll see nidan geri right before the end. I'm out.Later.

MentaL site profile image  

5/1/11 8:51 AM by MentaL

I think his foot was swollen. My misses showed me a pic from twitter last night and said it was Lyotos. It was banged up.

MentaL site profile image  

5/1/11 8:51 AM by MentaL

I think his foot was swollen. My misses showed me a pic from twitter last night and said it was Lyotos. It was banged up.

sk8actr site profile image  

5/1/11 8:48 AM by sk8actr

I wonder if that kick hurt Machidas toes?

MentaL site profile image  

5/1/11 8:38 AM by MentaL

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Enamoratu site profile image  

5/1/11 4:43 AM by Enamoratu

 I never doubt the greatest martial arts master of all time.

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5/1/11 4:05 AM by duckhuntgangsta

 Based on Dana's history, I wouldn't be surprised if he get 30-40k for the KO. It's not 129k but for an undercard fighter, that money can be life changing.

Gregg Roach site profile image  

5/1/11 1:39 AM by Gregg Roach

I know, man. I thought Makdessi's KO was beautiful. It's sad he won't get that bonus, but I hear they slide a few the fighters' way backstage, so hopefully he got something. I mean, the set up alone, jeez . . . better be a gif of that somewhere.