UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders (Results)
The bizarre co-main event is the talk of the town after UFC Belem.
UFC Belem featured a card that seemingly lacked in star-power, however, more than made up for it in terms of fun, action matchups.
Lyoto Machida notched a win after a considerably long period of time, with Eryk Anders giving a good account of himself despite ending up on the wrong end of the judges’ decision.
The highlight of the night, however, was former UFC Women’s Bantamweight title challenger Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko utterly dominating Priscila Cachoeira—with a terribly late stoppage on part of referee Mario Yamasaki. So, without further ado, here are the complete results for UFC Belem—
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#Main Card (FOX Sports 1)
#1 Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders
Lyoto Machida put on a vintage Dragon-like performance at UFC Belem; using his excellent footwork to cover up for his fading athleticism and speed.
Machida landed a greater number of strikes in this matchup, while Anders was the more powerful of the duo—with the latter’s strikes seemingly doing more damage. Both fighters held on until the very end, in what was an evenly-contested bout in all avenues.
In the end, 2 of the 3 judges scored the decision in favor of the hometown hero Lyoto Machida.
Result: Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)