Is Lyoto Machida the new number one contender for the UFC middleweight title? After his performance on Saturday in Brazil, some say yes. Machida outscored fellow contender Gegard Mousasi in 5 roundsĀ to win a unanimous decision.

Machida turned back into the old Machida of being the best counter fighter there is in mma. Mousasi stalked “The Dragon,” and “The Dragon” countered and kept hisĀ feet back peddling.

Ben McPhee (@mmawriter1 Twitter)

Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. Pic by SHERDOG.COM -click for source- Credit: Gleidson Venga