MMA Community reacts to Lyoto Machida’s insane knockout of Vitor Belfort

By Chris Taylor - May 12, 2018

Former UFC light heavyweight champions Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort squared off in the first bout of tonight’s UFC 224 pay-per-view main card from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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After a tentative opening round of action, “The Dragon” proceeded to turn up the heat in round number two.

Machida would fire off some solid low kicks before switching his stance and then promptly landing a sensational front kick to the face of Belfort. That strike sent “The Phenom” crashing to the canvas and Machida mercifully opted against following up with any more punishment.

Machida’s jaw-dropping knockout of Belfort was very reminiscent of when Anderson Silva knocked out “The Phenom” at UFC 126 in February of 2011.

After being attended to by doctors, Belfort would address his home crowd and subsequently announce his expected retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.

Here is how the MMA community reacted to Machida’s amazing knockout and the retirement of a legend in Vitor Belfort.

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