Lyoto Machida will try to get back on track at UFC on FOX 4 against Ryan Bader in Los Angeles on Saturday night (Esther Lin, MMA Fighting).
LOS ANGELES -- This is the UFC on FOX 4 live blog for Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader, a light heavyweight bout for Saturday night's UFC event at the Staples Center.
Machida, who has lost three of his four fights, will fight Bader, who has won his past two fights, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: The legendary "Big" John McCarthy is your referee for this one. Machida is playing his game early, staying out of range and throwing an occasional kick. Bader connects on a combo to the body. "Machida" chant rips through the crowd. Machida pops Bader with a kick to the body. Machida catches Bader with a knee as Bader was coming in. Bader throws a wild combo and misses. More front kicks by Machida. Big right hand by Machida. Machida again catches Bader with a knee coming in. Round one was pretty much Lyoto Machida doing his thing. MMAFighting scores the round for Lyoto Machida, 10-9.
Round 2: Another big "Machida" chant from the crowd. Bader feigns a high kick. Machida seems to be in Bader's head, Bader is flinching every I'm Bader feints. And that's it. Bader runs right into a hell of a knockout punch. A perfectly timed right to the jaw. Machida lands one more punch on the ground, realizes the fight is over, and stops before McCarthy gets in to wave it off.
Lyoto Machida def. Ryan Bader via knockout at 1:32 of round two.
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