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Lyoto Machida and the Revenge of Karate   [View Full Version]
MMAcca » Posted 4/30/07 3:11:00PM

Saturday, Lyoto Machida may well wind up finishing what Minoki Ichihara started.

Ichihara, if not the pioneering karateka to step into a mixed-rules ring, was certainly the first to do it for the benefit of a television satellite truck. An elite daido juku fighter in Japan -- a hybrid of judo and kyokushin karate -- Ichihara admitted himself in the 16-man draw of the second Ultimate Fighting Championship in March 1994.


TimW001 » Posted 3/30/07 6:31:00PM

It’s a blend of technique that’s had answers for everyone from Rich Franklin (good striker with Western sensibilities) to Thiago Silva (jiu-jitsu, aggression) to Tito Ortiz (power, power, power).

Good stuff.

941_Florida_Boy » Posted 5/17/09 9:17:00AM

Good story. I a picking Machida by decision unless Rashad connects with an "uppercut from h*ll"

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