Talk:Lyoto Machida

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Machida returned to his native Brazil to face Phil Davis on August 3, 2013 at UFC 163.[44][45] In a unanimous decision, Davis defeated Machida. This caused controversy among many MMA fans. [46][47] In one sample, 13 of 13 media outlets scored the bout in favor of Machida. ESPN scored it for Davis. [47] Davis had takedowns near the end of rounds one and two, and some moderate GNP, which formed the only significant offense of the fight. Many UFC affiliate bloggers and also scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Machida.[48] UFC promoter Dana White stated shortly after the fight that he had Machida winning all three rounds,[49] and later told Yahoo! Sports that "Machida definitely won" and "MMA judging sucks".[50] Fightmetric Analysis shows Davis struck machida more times. [51] ESPN released a similar analysis tracking each fighter's activity in each category, and reporting the 29-28 victory scored by the three judges at ringside.[52].77.101.41.108 (talk) 22:44, 1 June 2014 (UTC)