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Who won Machida vs Belfort?
Lyoto Machida beat Vitor Belfort by during the main card of UFC 224, on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lyoto Machida.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Machida vs Belfort stats
Lyoto Machida stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Vitor Belfort made his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Belfort had a large advantage in power over Machida, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Machida's 39%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Belfort had a slight advantage over Machida, with a 12% submission rate over Machida's 9%.
Lyoto Machida was the younger man by 1 year, at 44 years old.
Machida had a height advantage of 1 inch over Belfort. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Machida was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2003, 6 year and 6 months later than Belfort, whose first professional fight was in 1996. He had fought 31 more professional rounds, 99 to Belfort's 68.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lyoto Machida had been fighting more than Vitor Belfort.
Going to this contest, Lyoto Machida had last fought 4 years, 11 months and 21 days ago, while Vitor Belfort's last outing had been 5 years, 7 months and 21 days ago.
Machida's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Belfort's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 11 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Machida vs Belfort?
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