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5.25.2009

lyoto machida takes down rashad evans with badass karate

I'm not much of a follower of mixed martial arts, but plenty of people felt compelled to inform me that over the weekend, Japanese-Brazilian fighter Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida triumphed over Rashad Evans to win the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 98 in Las Vegas: UFC 98: Lyoto Machida knocks out Rashad Evans.

Machida, a karate specialist, used his kicks to gain the advantage, then landed a series of punches that knocked Evans down three times in the second round, finally flattening him with a devastating left hook. More here: UFC 98: The aftermath.