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Fight Night 36 Results: Machida Gets Unanimous Decision Win Over Mousasi

Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi’s fight in the main-event may not have lived up to expectations, but the striking was impressive nonetheless.

Lyoto Machida took control of the first three rounds with his elite striking skills. While Mousasi did control the center of the octagon, Machida nullified that by bum-rushing Mousasi with punches and knees. Machida’s left high kick was what made Mousasi cautious in his combinations, as it connected a number of times throughout the fight.

Going into the championship rounds, you would think that it was Machida who had the advantage. However, Mousasi landed a takedown right at the beginning of the fourth round and he tried to grapple his way to a win. Machida had other plans, however, and turned the tables. It wasn’t long before he was postured over Mousasi looking to introduce his fists to Mousasi’s face. Mousasi landed an illegal upkick at the end of the round, though, that caused a pause in action. While the referee did not take away a point, it seemed to have light a fire under Machida going into the fifth round.

Lyoto Machida simply outclassed Gegard Mousasi in the fifth round in every aspect. Mousasi was obviously tired and his hands were low in defense, which meant he was susceptible to Machida’s dangerous strikes.

After Lyoto Machida was awarded the win, he said he would like to fight the champion. He is now 4-1 in his last 5 fights.

Lyoto Machida def. Gegard Mousasi by way of Unanimous Decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

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13 Comments to Fight Night 36 Results: Machida Gets Unanimous Decision Win Over Mousasi

  1. seminalcacti says:

    Gegard did a lot better than I thought he would do by lasting all 5 rounds with Lyotto.

    • Levi Mitchell Trudeau-Syrette says:

      You obviously don’t know who Gegard Mousasi is lol…There is ALOT more TALENT “OUTSIDE” of the UFC which you obviously don’t know about like Bellator, WSOF, Invicta FC(all Womens organization), XFC, OFC, MFC and KOTC is been an organization known for up and coming fighters who were Amateur turning pro. Prime Example would be Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall they even fought each other in KOTC in the pro division that is.

      • seminalcacti says:

        WTF? because I give credit to Gegard,… “obviously I don’t know who he is”? WTF? lol… you’re retarded. I’ve watched Gegard fight since he beat Mark Hunt in Dream. I know who he is but I also know how well Lyotto fights and made a presumption that Lyotto was going to end the fight earlier then taking it to a decision. So,…. I said he did a lot better than I thought he would do by lasting all 5 rounds.

      • William Kramer says:

        He has every right to be surprised. Mousasi ate some kicks that would have ko’d almost anyone.

  2. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Machida sucks. He can’t beat Weidman or Belfort. Boring wave hander. He’s 35 and looking a little haggard. With those hand waving techniques he’s got, he can transition in to car washing once Weidman and/or Belfort get rid of him.

    Mousasi was so more supperior. I don’t know why he didn’t keep kicking the shit outta him. These European kickboxers are just smooth technical boxers but they are handicapped by not being any good at wrestling. This is MMA NOT bankrupt and boring K-1 and soon to be bankrupt Glory bs.

    • William Kramer says:

      Wow look a fan boy, whos just as ignorant as the people in Weidman’s corner. Go figure. Their has been a lot of them lately. Weidman is a great fighter, but shame he has so many idiot fans, that magically appeared out of thin air.

  3. bubbagum says:

    Machida won…he is smart fighter, no doubt.

  4. William Kramer says:

    Well, I didn’t think I’d say this, because of his known cheating in his career, but I will now be routing for Belfort. As much as I’d like to see Machida quite possibly pick apart another wrestler, like the long list he already has, there is one thing more annoying than Mousasi and Fedor fanboys……That is all these new Weidman fanboys, and I rather see people who show intelligience, like most Machida and Belfort fans, rather than people just ranting about how great Weidman is because he beat Silva.

    • William Kramer says:

      That said…..Much credit to Mousasi. He showed he belonged in the UFC and is probably a top 5 middleweight.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      Yep, you’re a genius….just like Machida did to that wrestler Jones!!! I believe you deluded yourself into believe your own spinning opinion. I guess we’ll just settle this soon. Then if Wediman beats Belfort, you can eat crow. Deal?

  5. Xaninho says:

    Mousasi did pretty good, but he had trouble closing distance on Machida.

    I think Machida was a bit too occupied with evading instead of engaging in this fight. I am all for the stick and move style, but he was just too busy moving and not busy enough sticking for my taste.

    I would have liked to see Mousasi go for broke after losing the first 3, too bad that didn’t happen.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      Unbelievable!!..I don’t have one thing I disagree with here. I guess there is a first for everything.

      Mousasi broke Machida’s nose with a jab!! Could you have imagined if Machida actually engaged in fighting, what Mousasi would’ve done to him? I just wish this kickboxer would have kicked more, maybe it was the knee still?!

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