Now this was an unbelievable fight from a technical standpoint. The most technical Muay Thai striker vs the most technical Karate striker in MMA. Great elusiveness, foot and head movement and counter-striking by both.
Shogun just destroys guys with those leg kicks. They leave the cage crippled. He also has a very interesting striking style: he waits for his opponent to strike and then he moves forward
toward the opponent, and uses the guard opening that his opponent opened when he threw the punch to hit him even if it means getting hit himself. He basically eats his oponent punch in his Muay Thai guard to hit him. Incredible.
Shogun was robbed in this fight. He clearly won rounds 1, 2, 4 and 5. Round 3 could have gone either way as Machida put in some great combinations. http://mais.uol.com.br/view/kzh89dhau3a2/ufc-104-machida-v-shogun-0402336CD8916366?types=A