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The Karate Kid, Part II

Updated: May 3, 2010, 2:21 PM ET
By Jake Rossen | Sherdog.com

With an 18-month stretch of success in 2008-09, Lyoto Machida turned himself into the biggest anomaly in mixed martial arts: the "traditional" stylist who could excel against "practical" competition.

Against Tito Ortiz (karate versus wrestling), Machida brushed off takedown attempts and put Ortiz down with a body shot for the first and only time in Ortiz's career. Against Thiago Silva (karate versus Muay Thai), Machida seemed to float out of the way of Silva's aggression ...

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