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The Machida Error Is Over: And It Took Just 3:35 To End It!

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24:  UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida (R) battles with UFC Light Heavyweight challenger Mauricio Rua (L) during their title fight at UFC 104 at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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The ViperCorrespondent IMay 9, 2010

I made my predictions based on what had to happen, not based on what my heart, and my head were telling me would happen. Here we go, 12:20 EST and my heart is puming. Machida Rua 2 is about to start.

 

It begins. Machida comes out looking to take the fight to Rua, Shogun throws a few weak punches and wins the first exchange with a bang after a big leg kick. He shoots for a takedown. Machida gets the double underhooks, and takes rua down. Uh-oh.

 

But Shogun gets right back up. Shogun throws an elbow, and Machida immediately takes him down again. But shogun gets right back up. We are seeing a completely different Mauricio Rua ladies and gentlemen. This isn't the Pride version-This one is better.

 

After standing up they throw and Shogun takes a hammer to Machida's domepiece. The kinda asian lookin sensation goes down..... HARD. Shogun jumps down into mount and pounds away on a limp karate body, until the ref steps in to stop a homicide from occurring.

 

IT IS ALL OVER MAURICIO "SHOGUN" RUA IS THE NEW LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD! (sorry mo) This is what I thought would happen, but I was too scared to predict it.

 

Shogun is just a horrific matchup for Machida. This division is now wide open. Silva Shogun anybody?? Karate has just been shot repeatedly in the face by a sawed off shotgun. Now if only Koscheck could beat GSP. I wonder if Paul Daley's been arrested yet?

Thank you for listening to my incoherent rambling half asleep nonsense

Oh yeah, one more thing, eat your heart out stoker! :)

 

-The Viper

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