All the very best professional fight pickers know that real analysis and breakdowns of a match-ups occur far deep below the surface. To pick a fight you have to think like someone who would picks a fight. At UFC on FOX 15, middleweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold square off in the main event.
After being on the wrong end of a young Dinosaur Vitor Belfort spinning heel kick in May 2013, Rockhold has run off three straight wins all via stoppage. In the lead up to his fight with Machida, Rockhold has been spotted with Under Siege crazed killer and personal guru to MMA stars Mr. Steven Segal. Will learning the “death touch” and other rad Aikido moves from Segal help Rockhold keep pace with Machida’s unconventional striking style?
Since moving down to middleweight in October of 2013, Machida has gone 3-1 in the division with his lone loss coming in a five round back alley chess match with champion Chris Weidman. According to this video from UFC President Dana White, Machida lost roughly 22 pounds worth of human sweat in the span of the 30 minutes. Watch as Machida drops gallons of sweat on the floor.
Somebody is going to have to clean that up and how will sweating off a toddler affect Machida’s takedown defense?!?
Holy shit!!! Lyoto Machida cutting weight. Weighs ins start in 30 mins on FOX Sports 2. pic.twitter.com/vrMAdmGMXi
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 17, 2015
Prediction: A slippery Lyoto Machida wins via Steven Segal heel turn when the 1990s action movie star betrays Luke Rockhold between rounds one and two