How could one possibly explain Machida winning? Round 1,2,4,5 clearly in the hands of Rua. In addition, the legs of Machida were badly bruised up. Not that it matters that much, but his face was cut on two places. Shogun could have fought all night and Lyoto would eventually be unable to stand. Rua landed crisp, powerful shots and completely countered the karate style of Machida. Just to give you an idea, at one instance Machida was about to punch, and what does Rua do? He doesn't just counter. He counters with a kick to the leg of Machida and while in the air he punches him in the face. Machida couldn't even land it. The straight forward karate style where Machida rushes in was systematically countered with hands folded over the head, and then countered very well. So what about the judges criterias? Obviously Rua won most of the rounds, obviously he landed the more crisper, powerful strikes, and Rua had more Octagon control. I wouldn't be surprised if the judges were actually bribed. I've seen the fight about 3 times now and have come to the same conclusion each time. What were the judges thinking? That Machida was smashing Rua's fists with his face? That the bruised up thighs of Machida did damage to Rua's leg kicks? What world are they living in? Your thoughts?