Shogun Rua Rocks Machida
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Lyoto Machida via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:35.
CHAMP LYOTO MACHIDA VS. MAURICIO “SHOGUN” RUA
Round 1 – Referee Yves Lavigne in the cage for the main event, and the crowd is firmly behind Rua.Round six begins. Rua kicks low. Rua rushes forward with punches, but Machida moves away and counters crisply. Rua pulls back a kick. Machida throws punches, but Rua answers and scores. One minute in. Low kick for Rua. Into the clinch, and Machida earns a takedown. Machida in half-mount. Rua rolls and stands. Rua pushes Machida to the cage and delivers knees inside before backing away. Rua on the chase, and he scores with straights. Machida absorbs, clinches, and earns another trip. Halfway through the frame, and Machida again in half-mount. Rua pops up again without taking any damage and presses Machida to the cage. Machida takes a deep breath when they break. Rua misses a high kick, and Machida rushes forward. Rua drops him with an overhand right and follows immediately to mount and reigns down blows. Rua gets up to celebrate before Lavigne even reaches him to stop the fight. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Lyoto Machida via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:35.