vs. Rua: Hendo bloodied up Shogun pretty good in Rd 1 and almost murdered Shogun in Rd 3 vs. Fedor: Fedor lost his consciousness momentarily thanks to Hendo's monstrous power vs. Feijao: Viciously dropped Feijao in Rd 3. People also overlook the fact that Hendo was handily outwrestling Feijao in the clinch prior to that emphatic finish vs. Babalu: Knocked out Babalu with brutal GnP vs. Shields: Knocked down Jake Shields twice in Rd 1 while also stuffing every single Shields TD attempt. Unfortunately, an ill-advised RNC attempt on Shields (a *NO* *NO* against Shields unless your BJJ is elite) in Rd 2 spells Hendo's demise in that fight - in addition to Hendo's back issues going into that fight vs. Bisping: Enough said What am I trying to say here? Given Hendo's consistent history of DROPPING his opponents, it's very plausible that he lands something devastating against Machida. Many people bring up Lyoto's elusiveness, but for a guy whose striking is so lauded, Lyoto's hands are too low and his chin is unguarded when he darts in and out. I can understand pegging Machida as a slight-to-moderate favorite, but I do not understand those who think it's going to be a walk in the park for Machida. And if Hendo somehow lands, I don't see Lyoto survivng the onslaught the way Rua or Shields managed to do. And I feel Jake was extremely lucky in that fight from the standpoint of surviving. Surviving TWO KNOCKDOWNS against a killer like Hendo? Are you kidding? Probabilistically speaking, Shields doesn't make it out of that first round more often than not.