Tonight at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Lyoto Machida padded his case for another UFC light heavyweight title shot with a close split decision victory over Dan Henderson. The judges had it 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28 for the Brazilian karate master. Here's what our own Brent Brookhouse about the final two rounds of the bout, and you can check out the full fight video highlights above. Also included are highlights for the bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Ivan Menjivar.
Round 2 - Machida with a kick to the body as Henderson tries to get in and land a left hand. Machida with a front kick to the face and Henderson is unable to answer. Henderson with a leg kick and Machida knees him to the body. Machida lands again when Henderson comes in. Machida knees him again when he comes inside but Henderson did land a left. 10-9 Machida, I guess.
Round 3 -Henderson did get a takedown this round and that was really the biggest thing to happen in round three, even if he didn't do much with it. Machida landed a front kick to the face and a high kick also. I don't know.