This is the UFC on FOX 15 live blog for Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold, a middleweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Machida, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Rockhold, who has won four of his past five fights, in the main event.
Check out the UFC on FOX 15 live blog below.
Round 1: Keith Peterson is the referee. Both are southpaws. Rockhold largely takes center early. The two exchange leg kicks. Machida whiffs on a left, but then connects with it and the right. Rockhold appears to have rocked Machida with a punch and then jumps for a mounted arm-in guillotine, but Machida escapes. Machida tries a a half guard sweep, but can't get it. He eventually gets full guard and stands, but is dragged back down with Rockhold still on top. Machida gets to turtle, but Rockhold takes his back. Machida goes back and forth from mount to back mount, but takes a beating in the process. Rockhold attempts a rear naked choke, but it's not close enough.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-8 Rockhold
Round 2: Machida'a right eye is swollen and he appears wobbly. Rockhold is back to stalking, but patiently. The two exchange outside leg kicks. Machida slips and Rockhold is all over him again as he moves to mount. Machida looks weary here and Rockhold has his ankles crossed underneath. Rockhold slips in the arm for the rear naked choke and it works. Complete domination from the American.
Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida via submission (rear naked choke) at 2.31 of round 2