FightMetric’s analysis of Lyoto Machida vs. Shogun Rua confirms what the majority of us strongly believe — Shogun won the fight.
According to the striking breakdown pictured above, Shogun out struck Machida 82-42, the majority being power strikes. Using the ten-point must system (not pictured), FightMetric determined that Shogun should have won 49-47.
Round 1: Rua
Round 2: Machida
Round 3: Draw
Round 4: Rua
Round 5: Rua
Based on their round-by-round scores, it was fairly close, but not nearly as close as some are making it out to be.