UFC 157 Results: Lyoto Machida Edges Split Decision Over Henderson; Is Jon Jones Next?


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Lyoto Machida was able to edge out a split decision win over Dan Henderson in the co-main event at UFC 157. Is he the next challenger for the winner of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen? view original article >>

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