Lyoto Machida delivered a very successful performance in his first fight at middleweight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 against Mark Munoz, who was his good friend and training partner.
Machida was able to come out more aggressive than we have seen him in the past, and he turned his higher volume of strikes into an impressive knockout win over Munoz.
The headkick that ended the fight showed off the power that Machida has at 185 and it allowed him to kick off his run in a new division with a great performance and big win that he needed to climb up the ladder.
Here is a highlight video of the big finish from Machida in the UFC Fight Night 30 main event:
- Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz headkick KO (GIF)
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