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UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Lyoto Machida Not Only Survives, But Earns Decision

If you loved Lyoto Machida when he was at his peak, the last few years have been hard on you.

First, the former champ somehow lost his ability to take a punch, so whenever he gets into the cage there’s a good chance he’ll wind up in a coma.

Then there’s the fact that he was on the wrong end of a USADA suspension, which kept him away from the UFC for so long.

Yes, folks, we’re seeing the last days of “The Dragon”, and it’s heartbreaking to see him go out like this. But Machida still has fans, especially in Brazil, so why not squeeze a little more juice out of him? Why not put him in the main event of UFC Fight Night 125, against Eryk Anders, an up-and-coming slugger?

The trick for Machida, as it always is, is to do that karate stuff he does so well, but do it without making any mistakes. And he barely makes any through much of the first and second rounds, staying elusive and mobile while dodging takedown attempt and flicking out his karate kicks and reverse punches. Anders is stuck pursuing, and largely hitting air.

Only in the third does the American start to make his mark, nailing a takedown and, later on, planting a knee in Machida’s chops that opens up a nice cut. Anders gets a knockdown in the fourth, and for the briefest of moments, it seems like the Brazilian is en route to getting murdered. But! Machida survives, resumes his constant movement, and the bout ends with him somehow still awake.

Though the decision is a split in favor of the former champ, it’s more of a moral victory than anything, as he gets to keep getting paid to fight.

 

Results: Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders via Split Decision

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UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Lyoto Machida Not Only Survives, But Earns Decision

If you loved Lyoto Machida when he was at his peak, the last few years have been hard on you.

First, the former champ somehow lost his ability to take a punch, so whenever he gets into the cage there’s a good chance he’ll wind up in a coma.

Then there’s the fact that he was on the wrong end of a USADA suspension, which kept him away from the UFC for so long.

Yes, folks, we’re seeing the last days of “The Dragon”, and it’s heartbreaking to see him go out like this. But Machida still has fans, especially in Brazil, so why not squeeze a little more juice out of him? Why not put him in the main event of UFC Fight Night 125, against Eryk Anders, an up-and-coming slugger?

The trick for Machida, as it always is, is to do that karate stuff he does so well, but do it without making any mistakes. And he barely makes any through much of the first and second rounds, staying elusive and mobile while dodging takedown attempt and flicking out his karate kicks and reverse punches. Anders is stuck pursuing, and largely hitting air.

Only in the third does the American start to make his mark, nailing a takedown and, later on, planting a knee in Machida’s chops that opens up a nice cut. Anders gets a knockdown in the fourth, and for the briefest of moments, it seems like the Brazilian is en route to getting murdered. But! Machida survives, resumes his constant movement, and the bout ends with him somehow still awake.

Though the decision is a split in favor of the former champ, it’s more of a moral victory than anything, as he gets to keep getting paid to fight.

 

Results: Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders via Split Decision

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Lyoto Machida Believes Bisping Fight Makes Sense: ‘He Might Retire Soon, I Could Retire Soon’

Moments after Lyoto Machida ended a three-bout skid with a hard-fought split verdict over Eryk Anders in the UFC Fight Night 125 headliner, he set his sights on a high-profile opponent.
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Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders full fight video highlights – UFC Fight Night 125

Despite getting his face bloodied throughout 25 minutes of action last night (Sat., Feb. 3, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 125 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida captured a split-decision win over formerly undefeated middleweight contender Eryk Anders.

Machida would find some success early by dropping Anders with a sweeping leg kick. “The Dragon” was back to his usual tricks as he eluded danger on the Octagon warning track and controlled the action. That was until Anders landed a solid straight left in the second round that sent the former champion back into the cage.

Anders would add to his efforts by landing a nasty inside knee in Round 3. It left a cut on the bridge of Machida’s nose, which ultimately spilled blood into the eye and mouth of “The Dragon.” Still, Machida was able to mix in some timely counter shots whenever Anders pressed his offense. He was taken down by Anders a few times, but quickly returned to his feet where he was able to score points with precision punching and piercing body kicks.

It was a back-and-forth affair that had a few momentum changes, but it was Machida who did enough through the course of five rounds to walk away with the split-decision win.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Machida gets back into the win column after dropping his last three Octagon appearances. Machida called out former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping after the victory and may end up getting his wish. It would be a nice retirement matchup for “The Count,” and another chance for Machida to prove he’s still a contender at 185 pounds.

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Lyoto Machida Turns Back Clock, Edges Eryk Anders in UFC Fight Night 125 Main Event

Lyoto Machida snaps a three-fight losing streak with a split decision over Eryk Anders on Saturday in Brazil.
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UFC Fight Night 125 results: ‘Machida vs. Anders’ live updates, fight recaps – ‘Prelims’

It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Feb. 3, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 125 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, when former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida looks to knock off rising undefeated middleweight contender Eryk Anders. In addition to the main event, former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko will make her flyweight debut against undefeated Brazilian prospect Priscila Cachoeira.

But, before the premier bouts get underway on FS1 starting at 10 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Night 125′s “Prelims” action will also go down on Fight Pass starting at 7:30 p.m. ET and FOX Sports 2 starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Find out what happened right here as the UFC Fight Night 125 undercard recaps roll in real-time:

Sergio Moraes vs. Tim Means

In the FS2 “Prelims” headliner, welterweight submission expert Moraes (13-3-1) looked to bounce back from a recent knockout loss to Kamaru Usman when he took on wily veteran Means (27-10-1, 1 NC). Moraes opted to pull guard 30 seconds into the fight and dragged the bigger Means on top of him. Means defended nicely and got back to his feet, where Moraes started to catch “Dirty Bird” with countless power hooks. In Round 2, Moraes continued his assault on the inside, launching looping punches every time Means came into range. Means worked on the outer edges with his jab and short kicks to the Brazilian’s lead leg. Means caught Moraes with a stiff left hand, but Moraes responded with hard shots to the body. Means came back with a combination on the exit, which finally pushed Moraes back. In Round 3, Means started to push the pace and move forward, but Moraes kept swinging for the fences and created some hesitation in the veteran. Moraes came back with a big kick to the body and head, as Means took his time with his lead jab, hard knees inside, and digging punches to the body. Means kept landing and really started to break down the Brazilian, but Moraes dropped to the canvas and invited the grappling exchange. In the end, it was Moraes who walked away with the split-decision win.

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Alan Patrick vs. Damir Hadzovic

The lone lightweight bout on the card saw Brazilian veteran Patrick (15-1) lock horns with Bosnian knockout artist Hadzovic (11-4). Both men exchanged early inside, but it was Patrick who secured a quick takedown after Hadzovic bolted in for a knee. Hadzovic returned favor by landing a hard short elbow in the clinch. Patrick came back and scored another takedown, but Hadzovic quickly threatened with a slick arm bar attempt off his back. Patrick shook it off and landed heavy ground-and-pound from full guard. In Round 2, Patrick aggressively pushed the pace with combinations on the go before going back to the takedown along the cage. Patrick took Hadzovic’s back and nearly sunk in the rear-naked choke finish, but Hadzovic defended nicely with his chin tucked and his hands busy. Patrick would ride out the position for the remaining minutes of the frame. The third and final round saw Patrick land a nice flying knee inside. Hadzovic returned favor with a few body shots before the Brazilian yet again dragged him to the ground. Patrick was still unable to pass Hadzovic’s guard, but Hadzovic did little to transition off his back. The Brazilian kept the pressure on and worked for another submission finish, but Hadzovic held on, fought the hands, and refused to give in to a stoppage. Instead, Patrick would have to settle for the unanimous decision win.

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Maia Stevenson vs. Polyana Viana

Streaking women’s flyweight veteran Stevenson (6-5) made her Octagon debut against top-flight Brazilian finisher Vianna (10-1), who has finished all of her professional wins by knockout or submission. Stevenson opened up with a nice combination before Viana secured a quick takedown off a counter right hand. The Brazilian then looked to lock up an arm bar, but a bloodied Stevenson fought well. Viana did more work along the cage with hard knees in the clinch before dragging Stevenson back to the canvas and scoring some heavy ground-and-pound. Stevenson was forced to give up her back and Viana wasted no time sinking in the rear-naked choke in Round 1.

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Iuri Alcantara vs. Joe Soto

Sparking off the FS2 preliminary card was a bantamweight matchup pitting former UFC title challenger Soto (18-7) against Brazilian veteran Alcantara (36-9, 1 NC). Alcantara landed a heavy body kick early, while Soto shot inside to close the distance. Alcantara kept the pressure on with body shots that hurt the former title challenger. The Brazilian followed his efforts up with hard elbows inside before Soto dropped to the canvas and the referee jumped in for the early TKO stoppage.

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales

The opening bout of the evening saw undefeated flyweight prospect Figueiredo (14-0) take on 23-year-old finisher Morales (9-1). Figueiredo swept early for a quick takedown. Morales did well to tie the hands up and land a few upkicks when there was spacing. Figueiredo kept the pressure on with some good stiff punches and elbows from full guard. When the action returned the feet Figueiredo caught Morales with a sticky left jab that dropped the youngster. Figueiredo quickly went for a guillotine choke, but Morales hung on until the end of the frame. In Round 2, Figueiredo connected on a superman punch before attacking the body of Morales. Morales tried to lock up a guillotine during an exchange inside, but Figueiredo sneaked his head out and gained top control. Morales did a good job once again limiting damage. Morales landed a big counter right hand when the action returned to the feet, but Figueiredo returned favor with a nasty left hook that dropped Morales. Morales covered up as Figueiredo rained down heavy ground-and-pound until the referee jumped in for the second-round TKO stoppage.

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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 125 fight card, starting with the UFC Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.

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UFC Fight Night 125 ‘Machida vs. Anders’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

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