Well, this is not how Lyoto Machida envisioned his long-awaited return to the octagon, last night at UFC Fight Night 119.
A middleweight tilt bout between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson served as the co-headliner at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
As fight proceed, shortly after Brunson lands a massively wild left hook, throw more shots till Machida drops down and finishes the show in the first round via KO.
“It feels good man, I got up for this fight,” said Brunson (18-5), who has won two straight fights. “Lyoto is never going to lose his skills, he might lose his timing, speed, but he’s never going to lose his skills.”
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida returns to the Octagon after two years of USADA suspension due to of the usage of a banned substance. Brunson didn’t take too long to drop him down before landed the counter that wobbled him, throw another left punch to finishes his opponent.
“I wanted to take my time; I saw that opening,” Brunson said. “Hey, I’m a bad man right now.”
Machida (22-8) lost his three straight fights and had been taken down in all three.
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