HomeFight Videos Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida Fight Video UFC 98 Bruno May 24, 2009 Fight Videos 186 Comments UFC Light Heavyweight Championship MMA Fight between Rashad “Sugar” Evans and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. This Ultimate Fighting Championship bout took place on May 23, 2009 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. internet advertising . . . . . . . . . Tweet Pin It Frank Edgar vs. Sean Sherk Fight Video UFC 98 Andre Gusmao vs. Krzysztof Soszynski Fight Video UFC 98 186 Comments « Older Comments big tim May 25, 2009 Well done Lyoto. I predict that Machida will reign until 2012 when he will be taken out by Jon Jones. Log in to Reply bobinho May 25, 2009 cant see anyone taking the title off him for at least 3 years, would like to see forrest get a shot if he gets the w against silva. no point in giving rampage a shot, he hasn’t got a hope in hell Log in to Reply pjack May 25, 2009 ETK, Crocop has to go into a deep diet to fight Machida and even after this, he would lose. Log in to Reply paddedummy May 25, 2009 Rampage has no clue about kicking or defending against/checking them. The guy walked with a limp for a month because of weak little leg kicks from Griffin. Jackson has no chance against a karate champion like Machida. Most fight fans are delusional and living in fantasy land Log in to Reply yomaMMA May 25, 2009 Wow! That 205 belt has got pretty greasy! Five different champions in just under two years! Log in to Reply jackylin24 May 25, 2009 Lyoto is incrediblily agile. I just don’t see anyone that could hit the guy. He keeps his distance and checks with his left kick. He has the ability pounce with his quick first step. He looks flat footed but has incredible foot work. Machida is able to keeps his body straight while stepping out of opponent’s reach. That’s why is counter pounches are so deadly. Unbelievable! With the level competition in today’s UFC, I don’t think even Anderson Silva can match up to the guy. His style has been called unorthadox, but sure it’s entertaining to watch. He is going to be on top for a long long time Log in to Reply HooLeGan May 25, 2009 rampage is gonna get destroyed… shogun could put up a good fight though Log in to Reply Nockstar May 25, 2009 the Machida era has started! i still want to see rampage vs. evans. but rampage vs. machida first according to dana’s twitter. Log in to Reply jackylin24 May 25, 2009 Rampage will get knocked out within the first round against Machida. He will chase him and get his lights punched out like Silva did. The better match up would be Rampage vs Evans in which Evans will take it to Rampage. Log in to Reply GUS May 25, 2009 Thank you for posting the video again Bruno the last one just didnÂ´t upload. Thanks again for taking your time and thinking in all the MMA fans all aver the world. Greetings from Mexico. Bruno: No Problem. it’s hard to keep up. They keep getting taken down so fast. Sorry guys for the site being so slow but I have had half a million page loads in the last 18 hours. Log in to Reply Yourmotherismywife May 25, 2009 Shogun is going to take Machida out. Only if he shows up with some balls. Machida wins via paralizyation by analyization. If Shogun can grow some balls and attack the man head on I can see Machida wilting under the intense attack of Shogun. Theres only perfect offense, no such thing as perfect defense. You young niggas have been warned. Log in to Reply FlintStoned May 25, 2009 you all know were probly going to have to see fedor take on lyoto to give competition.. Log in to Reply Xtreme93 May 26, 2009 Damn machida’s the man!!! Bring back Renato Sobral!! Babaloo might have a chance with his AMAZNG BJJ!! Log in to Reply angurry james May 26, 2009 yourmotherismywife, as much as I do like shogun, the poor bastard doesn’t have a prayer in the world. Log in to Reply kev May 26, 2009 Great to see a skilled, humble, true Martial Artist win this fight. Notice how the best fighters are the ones who constantly strive to improve and diversify their skills, and who do NOT have a ego. Anderson, GSP, Fedor, Couture( when he fought). Rashad is just simply bad for the sport, and the likes of him who are simply here to win, trash talk, showboat, and disrespect other fighters. He is way too one-dimensional, as is Rampage. Rashad has never had to take on a skilled fighter ( Griffen is a great guy, but a bit over-rated, and liddell is out of his prime ). As for all the mma / non-mma fans who constantly critisized Machida’s style, all I have to say is this is a not a blood-sport. These are skilled martial artists who are trying to win, have a strategy and without trying to get seriously injured. Machida definately deserves this win and the title. Log in to Reply Cocy May 26, 2009 The Spider vs The Dragon won’t be occurring if we only consider things actually said by either fighter or their training / mngmt. Its been said they are good friends and train together. Silva feels the LHW belt is properly Machida’s. It is definitely the most talked about fight that will never happen. That said, some quick thoughts: Machida kicks > A Silva kicks Machida strikes < A Silva strikes Machida clinch < A Silva Clinch Machida takedown D = A Silva takedown D …and who knows about the ground game. Never seen Machida there but he has a black belt in bjj same as Silva, tho Silva has shown, on rare occasions, what he can do. They are both incredibly fast, strong, inventive, and analytical fighters. Both know how to avoid dmg (Machida has a slight edge here), find openings, change rhythms (Silva edge), and explode when necessary to a sustained barrage of pinpoint strikes to end fights. Silva is one of the only fighters I can think of that could SUCCESSFULLY close the gap to machida then punish him with elbows and knees. On the other hand, Machida actually has strong sumo and judo training, so Silva would have a fairly difficult time staying in the clinch and close. I don’t think either fighter has a strong advantage over the other in the end, and neither my analysis nor intuition is giving me any clear cut winner. Might as well flip a coin. Log in to Reply saer May 26, 2009 rampage vs shogun! winner gets machida! lets go Log in to Reply chris May 26, 2009 Interesting points Cocy, one thing though is: Machida takedown D > A Silva takedown D Silva’s been taken down in 3 or 4 of his UFC fights, Machida 0 (including shrugging off at least 6 attempts from a bigger Tito). Both are bjj black belts, Silva uses his primarily defensively (as he has been on his back a few times) and does have a couple submission wins set up by strikes. Machida has a submission over Soko but we’ve never seen him off his back. And I hear everyone raving about that matchup, am I the only one who thinks it would be horrible? Even if their friendship gets put aside, they’re both highly skilled on their feet, somewhat counterstrikers that look to exploit weaknesses in their opponent. Due to their skill level I can’t see either being able to sustain an attack, they’ll kind of cancel each other out. There would be a lot of booing I bet. Log in to Reply ymbsnakeeye May 26, 2009 I cant wait to see him fight Shogun… because I think that will be his greatest challenge. Log in to Reply Sango May 26, 2009 Lyoto deserves all the credit for the win no doubt but some of you guys are straight up Rashad haters. They both have very simalar styles but when Rashad was winning despite all the hate against him over the past few years some of you could give him no credit. Now that Lyoto has beaten him with a similar style of fighting all of the sudden its a relevant way to fight. All of you who have said that Rashad was just running and afriad and couldnt fight are know band wagoning on Lyoto who is doing the same thing Rashad was doing to win all of these years. Lets separate the real warriors and fans from the fanboys and haters. Take you emotional issues and predjudice somewhere else and let the real martial discuss the issues. Log in to Reply sledhead May 26, 2009 i have read all the comments, and i am happy that Lyoto put rashad in his place. but whoever thinks that Machida would whoop up on Fedor is absolutely smoking crack. i agree that silva-machida would be awesome, but they are managed by the same guy, and have said they would never fight. i am still cracking up that people think fedor would get owned..lol Log in to Reply PitFighterZ May 26, 2009 Fedor needs to stay at heavy weight. Lyoto is what Chuck Liddell always dreamt to be, a true karateka kicking ass with absolute speed, timing, precision, technique and power. Poor Rashad couldn’t do anything but weight for “lights out.” Rampage is a monster, but he is not in the same level as Machida. Actually, no one is. Log in to Reply hammy011 May 26, 2009 most ridiculous fight yet… terrible so boring till knockout..machida the runner vs. evans the dancer it seemed like a dancing contest the whole fight.. ridiculous. no offense to anyone.. just my point of view. Log in to Reply GUS May 27, 2009 Hey man I am so happy that Machida put Rashad (the runner)in his place. I actually think that this was an exellent fight but all of the sudden there are guys that where on the side of Rashad Evans and now are on the side of Lyoto Machida. So I personally think thatÂ´s not good. What I can see is that Machida has an exellent future defending his UFC title because he knows how to defend himself and has an extremely power in both of his hands. He is a striker too. So hopefully he is going to give us fans memorable moments in his UFC future fights. Greetings all the way from Mexico. GUS. Log in to Reply mma respect May 27, 2009 I agree with megamania5000 the level of mma is getting developed faster and faster, i love rampage the dude is cool as hell but i don’t think he has the skills or has developed just yet to that level. as far as rampage getting knock out with a punch. ha ha ha ha good luck. to take rampage down you need multiple kicks and knees. not punches. if rampage has a chance at this he should play it save and not try to please the crowed he should keep machida guessing the hall way and play it like GSP punch, punch, kick, and take down.. rampage has the power he just need to take him down, we all know that he doesn’t have the speed so he has to keep machida guessing every time machida decides to throw a kick. If rampage want to stand their like he did with his other fights i think his going to loose by decision because rampage is hard to knock down. i seen a couple of fights were machida gets a bit dazed with a punch so im guessing he doesn’t have the strongest chin, the hard part is timing it and making him come to you and not letting him counter strike. don’t get me wrong machida is the man but i tend to go for the under dog all the time it just makes it more interesting thats how i got my winnings 😀 thanks machida for making me some quick cash. Log in to Reply labourn HWC May 27, 2009 listen rashad is good machida is great but when anderson silva steps in then all will see something different but it will be an outragous fight im telling ya the fight is coming its just waiting 4 it any1 of them could be pound 4 pound champion any1 with different views? tel Log in to Reply luke123 May 27, 2009 i like how rogan says at the end, his flurry was better then chucks. but i think he forgot about the ortiz.. his face was EFFEd up. and he had 90% accuracy over the 16 punches he threw for that ko.. hes over the hill now. but lyoto’s striking isint par with chukks in his prime nor was rashads. he was just out of his prime for his last couple of fights and his career is over. Log in to Reply pissed off fan May 27, 2009 oh great down we have two boring ass people, Silva as the middle weight “champion” and Machida as the “champion” of the lightweight Log in to Reply pissed off fan May 27, 2009 oh just great, now we have two boring ass people as “champions”, Silva in the middleweight and Machida in the light heavyweight welter weight division is dead right now also but at least I can still relay on Lesnar the the light weights to bring me entertainment Log in to Reply x2468 May 27, 2009 anyone who says anderson silva is boring has Alzheimers disease or something. yes he’s had 1 oe 2 boring fights lately, but they weren’t his fault. all of his fights before that were some of the most exciting in the UFC. as for lyoto. i do find him boring. I don’t think he’ll make it past jackson, griffin, or shogun Log in to Reply Jaks Emel May 28, 2009 Love all the idiots who say Machida is boring blah blah blah… This is Mixed MARTIAL ARTS. With the emphasis on MARTIAL ARTS! Sorry if he doesn’t charge in with reckless abandon and starts throwing wild and stupid punches like some dumb ass street brawler to entertain you mindless morons who think this type of brawling is an actual sport. I’m amazed how many jackasses deride Machida’s masterful technique and years of training. Maybe Machida’s long reign as the LHW champ will flush out the casual dipshit fan and get them to go back and watch WWE. Log in to Reply Croatian May 28, 2009 BRUNO THANK YOU VERY MUCH ON THIS VIDEO! THIS WAS A GREAT fight! Bruno: No problem. Log in to Reply sÃ¨Ã©n May 28, 2009 Rashad “Facade” Evans, you got your 15 minutes of fame and now its over. For those that call Lyoto boring, hop in the ring with him so we can all have a laugh at your expense or go back to watching your ECW on the SciFi Channel. Go hide under your shrooms, Smurfs. For those of you like myself that enjoy a skillful fighter, we’ve got at least 4 more great fights out of him. You read it. sÃ¨Ã©n Log in to Reply Markstraining.com May 28, 2009 A lot of people are saying that Machidas style is unorthodox. The truth is, his style is very orthodox to Karate fighters. Every martial art has something to offer, and hopefully a lot of MMA fighters who dont believe this, will change there thoughts. Well done Machida Log in to Reply shadowflame May 28, 2009 *sigh* if only lyoto was aiming to get middleweight belt. THAT would be the most desiring fight i’d LOVE to see. Lyoto Machida Vs Anderson Silva. I new lyoto would win this fight. He rarely misses a hit and was way more elusive than evans. Log in to Reply rkcsuperman May 28, 2009 As a long-time wrestler evolving into a martial artist it is very refreshing to see the transition from the ground and pound to dominant elusive martial artistry. Without question Machida will hold on to that title with little competition for a long time. In a sport full of lead pipes, Machida is a scalpel. Silva vs. Machida will be a great match, and is already rumored in the works, but remember Anderson Silva is Lyoto Machida’s friend and training partner, and he has already agreed to fight him, but not challenge him for his title, which he previously said was already rightfully Machida’s belt. Great time for MMA and old school discipline karate! Log in to Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.