UFC 157 Play-by-Play: Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson

February 20, 2013
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11-Machida vs Hendo

Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson

Round 1: They touch gloves.  Henderson takes the center of the cage.  Henderson paws with his jab.  He throws an outside leg kick.  Henderson rushes in but his combination is blocked.  Machida switches stances.  Machida circles on the outside.  Henderson lands a leg kick and rushes in, but Machida moves away.  Henderson rushes in and misses with a right hand.  They exchange leg kicks.  Machida lands a kick to the body.  Henderson clinches and Machida pushes him away.  Machida lands a right hand as Henderson moved in.  Henderson lands a right hand and Machida ties him up.  Henderson clinches.  Henderson is the aggressor.  Machida initiates the clinch.  Machida takes Henderson down and lands a huge right hand.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Machida, but was a close round.  Machida stole it with the takedown.

Round 2: Henderson lands an outside leg kick.  Henderson delivers an inside leg kick.  Henderson clinches.  Machida moves away.  Machida lands a hard kick to the body.  Machida lands a front kick to the face and Henderson rushes in but Machida moves away.  Machida lands a right hand.  Henderson misses with a huge counter right.  Henderson goes back to the inside leg kick.  Machida lands as Henderson moves in.  Machida with a right hand.  Henderson goes back to the inside leg kick.  Machida delivers a solid kick to the body.  Henderson closes the distance.  Machida moves away and lands.  Machida lands an elbow as Henderson rushed in.  Machida lands a knee to the body.  Henderson answered with a left hook.  Machida works in an inside leg kick.  Henderson unleashes two right hands that are blocked.  He rushes in.  Machida lands a spinning back kick to the body.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Machida.

Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round.  Henderson runs in and misses with a right hand.  Machida lands a solid kick to the body.  It echoed.  Henderson rushes in and gets a takedown.  Henderson delivers short back elbows to Machida’s thigh.  He goes to the body.  Henderson delivers left hands to the body of Machida.  Henderson works elbows to the body.  Two minutes remain.  Machida scrambles back to his feet.  Machida delivers an inside leg kick, and another.  Machida switches stances.  Machida inches forward.  Henderson circles on the outside.  Machida landds a jumping front kick to the face.  He fires off a high kick that’s partially blocked.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.

The judges scored the fight for Machida by split decision.  The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.

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