The legends fought for the first time in 2013 (spoiler alert ahead), and as you probably know, Machida emerged from the tightly contested fight with the win. At the time, Machida was coming off an electrifying, KO win over Ryan Bader. “Hendo”, on the other hand, had earned a UD win over “Shogun” Rua in his last outing.
It will be interesting to see what unfolds in the rematch. There’s no question it’s a pivotal fight for both men.
UFC on FOX 19 will take place in Tampa, Florida.