Machida KOs Bader, earns title shot

Sunday, August 05, 2012

As the UFC on FOX 4 co-main event wore on, you could sense Ryan Bader getting more and more frustrated. He couldn’t navigate the distance necessary to hit Machida, and certainly couldn’t get close enough to initiate a takedown. Faced with that quandary, Bader chose to take the direct path and rush him.

Bad move.

Machida perfectly timed the charge, uncoiling a right hand that knocked Bader cold.

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Ryan “Darth” Bader Vs. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Ryan Bader Ryan Bader
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 14-2-0


Name Lyoto Machida Lyoto Machida
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 17-3-0
Team Black House
Lyoto Machida defeated Ryan Bader by KO (Punches, Round 2, 1:32)