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Who won Machida vs Sonnen?
Lyoto Machida beat Chael Sonnen by , during the co-main event of Bellator 222, on Friday 14th June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Lyoto Machida.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Machida vs Sonnen stats
Lyoto Machida stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Chael Sonnen made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 16 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Machida had advantage in power over Sonnen, with a 40% knock out percentage over Sonnen's 26%.
Lyoto Machida was the younger man by 1 year, at 44 years old.
Machida was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 year and 11 months later than Sonnen, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 1 less professional rounds, 99 to Sonnen's 100.
Machida's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Sonnen's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.