Machida KOs Munoz in main event
When it was announced that Lyoto “The Dragon”
Machida was moving down to the middleweight division, many believed
the former UFC light heavyweight champion would quickly emerge as a
potential contender in the 185-pound ranks.
Squaring off against his friend Mark Munoz in the main event of
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event in Manchester, England, the
Brazilian made it clear that he’s already a force to be
reckoned with in his new weight class, finishing “The
Filipino Wrecking Machine” just after the midway point of the
opening round with a brilliant left high kick.
After feeling each other out for most of the frame, Machida
landed a pair of heavy kicks to the body. The next time he pulled
the trigger, the 35-year-old Brazilian went upstairs, crashing his
shin into the side of Munoz’ head with such force that the
partially blocked blow still put the former National champion
wrestler down for the count.
Watch Machida’s impressive debut win, and stay tuned to
FoxSports.com for further post-fight coverage from UFC Fight Night:
Machida vs. Munoz.