Filed under: News , UFC , Videos When he entered the octagon at UFC 153, Lyoto Machida had fought nine consecutive times without picking up a submission victory. Battling Rick Story (19-9 UFC, 12-7 UFC) in a welterweight contest, Maia (23-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) was quick to put the fight on the floor. He scored an early takedown and worked to take the back, though Story battled his way to his feet. After a second takedown, Story wasn’t so lucky. Maia moved to the back and began to fish for a rear-naked choke. Eventually, he settled for a nasty neck crank that drew blood from Story’s nose before the American was forced to tap out at the 2:30 mark of Round 1.
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