In a dominant performance, Lyoto Machida finished Chael Sonnen in the second round after badly stunning his opponent with a flying knee in the first. The second time around, however, ‘The Dragon’ did not allow Sonnen to recover after rocking him with a flying knee once again and finishing the fight with ground and pound. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fight.
Can’t help but think Chael said something in Machidas ear at the end of that round when they were clinched. Machida started smiling #Bellator— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) June 15, 2019
Machida ain’t done yet! He actually looks great physically! I’m gonna start drinking my own pee!— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 15, 2019
Could be chaels last fight let’s see— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 15, 2019
Amazing career @ChaelSonnen thanks for all you did for this sport. Enjoy your family and god bless you!— Roan Jucao (@jucao) June 15, 2019
Congratulations on a good career @ChaelSonnen, you changed the way to promote fights and make them interesting. All the best to you in the future.— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) June 15, 2019
Machida’s striking is just ill— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 15, 2019