Round 1: Machida takes the center of the cage. Bader circles on the outside looking for an opening. Machida delivers a front kick to the body of Bader. Machida switches stances. Bader moves in and lands a shot to the body of Machida. Bader misses with a right hand. The crowd chants, “Machida.” Machida lands a hard left body kick. Bader moves in and Machida knees him in the body. Bader rushes forward and misses with a combination. Machida lands a double jab. Machida lands a front kick to the body. Bader unable to figure out the distance. Machida lands a right hand as Bader was coming in. Bader misses with a winging right hand. Bader comes in and eats a punch. Bader closes the distance and Machida lands an elbow and they clinch. They quickly separate. Machida moves in with a combination before the bell. MMAWeekly scores the fight 10-9 for Machida.
Round 2: Machida opens the round with an inside leg kick and another. Bader moves in and gets hit in the process. Machida showboats a little. Bader rushes in and Machida lands a right hand that renders Bader unconscious. Machida wins by knockout.