The featured bout of the night at UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields is Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida. This is a light heavyweight bout (205lbs). Couture entered this bout declaring this was his last fight in MMA. Machida enters this bout needing to avoid a three-fight losing streak. Win or lose, Couture is already a UFC Hall of Famer and one of the most accomplished MMA fighters of all time.
The referee in charge of the action is Yves Lavigne.
ROUND 1 - Machida starts out in his wide stance, left-handed. Couture, standing orthodox, is trying to find a way inside already. Couture doing a ton of feints as he tries to trap Machida. Couture leans over after missing Machida and eats a right. Couture reaches for Machida's legs and misses. Left hook for Couture finds the mark. Machida with an uppercut that whiffs. The two briefly clinch after both missing punches then separate. Right straight to the body for Couture. Right hand now for Machida. Machida tries a foot sweep from a punch and misses. Hard knee to the body for Machida and he shrugs Couture off. Couture pressing Machida into the fence, but the Brazilian escapes. Another hard knee for Machida lands, but Couture stays poised.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Machida.
ROUND 2 - Couture goes back to feinting and nearly gets clipped as Machida rushes in with punches. Left hand now for Machida. Machida distracts Couture with his hands then puts him to sleep with a jumping front kick.
UFC 129 results: Lyoto Machida defeats Randy Couture via strikes (TKO) at 1:05 of round 2.