UFC 129 Results: Lyoto Machida Uses Karate Kid’s Crane Kick, Knocks Out Randy Couture

April 30, 2011
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Lyoto Machida and Randy Couture at UFC 129

Lyoto Machida KO's Randy Couture with a tremendous kick at UFC 129

Lyoto Machida pulled something out of a movie and landed a perfect crane kick, knocking out Randy Couture in the second round of their fight at UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields.

“The Karate Kid,” Machida, ended the fight and Couture’s career with quite the impact in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Couture and Machida started with the two fighters measuring distance. At a minute in, Randy came in and got tagged with a Machida punch. The more Couture came in, the more Machida tried to counter. Just after the halfway point of the round, Machida landed a nice right hand. Later, Machida landed a solid knee as Couture shot in for a clinch. The final minute had Randy shooting in for another clinch against the cage, but Machida sliped out and landed a solid midkick and knee to the body. The round ended with Machida getting the edge.

The second round had Randy coming straight into a Machida flurry. Later, Machida lands what can only be described as a “crane kick,” much like you can see in film The Karate Kid. Machida ended the fight with that strike and the referee stepped in to put a stop to the action.

Lyoto Machida at UFC 129

Lyoto Machida after win at UFC 129

The official call was Machida defeats Couture by knockout at 1:05 of the second round.

“I feel very, very, very well,” Machida said after the win. “I trained a lot for this kick.”

Machida also gave praise to the man he defeated, Randy Couture, saying, “it’s an honor for me to fight this guy…He is a hero.”

Couture also confirmed this was, indeed, his last fight in the UFC, saying he was done after the fight.

“You’re not going to see me again. This is it,” Couture said.

With the win, Machida gets back on the winning track and looks to get back in the title mix at light heavyweight. Couture, a fighter that paved the road for nearly all athletes in the sport of MMA, hangs up his gloves, closing the doors to one of the most storied careers in all of pro sports.

  • armendo420

    ya was there live!!! i wanna no y it is that anyother fighters in the ufc get in shit for not being aggressive!!!! some have been fired for it!!!!! but then nobody and i mean nobody from black pushes the fight and nothing is said??? hmm kinda funny to my fuck u lyoto!!!!!!! ya piss drinker!!!!!!!! fuck all black house ur all bitches who r scared to fight alll of u!!!!!!!

  • leeroy20_20

    Armendo, no need to hate cuz your hero got knocked th F out. Usually when someone gets knocked out, someone had to be aggressive right? the following are some black house members: anderson silva, jose aldo, lyoto machida, the nogueira brothers, ronaldo sauza, mark munoz, junior dos santos. these guys are anything but bitches, if anything i just named some of the best fighters in mma history…. so you obviously know nothing.

    • armendo420

      they all r but dos santos and i was fuckin shit blasted when i posted that

  • ShockednAwed

    Pretty sure Armendo just logged on drunk after the event last night… 😀