UFC on FOX 4: Breaking Down Lyoto Machida's Karate Style

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UFC on FOX 4: Breaking Down Lyoto Machida's Karate Style
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Former UFC Light-Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida proved once again the effectiveness of his karate-based style at UFC on FOX 4, brutally knocking out Ryan Bader in the second round.

Bader was mystified by Machida's striking and grew impatient with the former champ's elusive footwork. The Ultimate Fighter alum eventually threw his game plan out the window and walked straight into a right hand that immediately put him out on his back.

But what makes Machida's karate so special and why are opponents so mesmerized by it?

Let's take a look at a breakdown of "the Dragon's" unique fighting style.

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