Lyoto Machida Just Brutally Head Kick Knocked Out Vitor Belfort | UFC 224 Results

The long awaited, highly anticipated, middleweight legends match between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida opened up tonight’s UFC 224 pay-per-view, from Rio, in style.

In the opening round, Vitor Belfort remained pretty gun shy until about the four-minute mark, and the arena exploded. Machida kept his distance in true Lyoto fashion, but with one minute left in the round, Vitor charged forward at the instruction of his head coach Firas Zahabi, and landed a nice right hook on the chin on Machida. It was the most significant strike in round. And he ended the frame with another bell buzzer hook at the buzzer.

In the second round, it was much of the same, until one minute in, Machida landed a headkick and shut the lights off on Vitor Belfort.


The Official UFC 224 Result:

Lyoto Machida def. Vitor Belfort via knock out, 0:55, Round 2.

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