UFC 125 Post-Fight News & Notes: Randy Couture to Face Lyoto Machida at the UFC 129?
A UFC Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard highlighted the very first MMA event of 2011 as the 2 fighters -- unfairly predicted by many to go to a stale Unanimous Decision -- fought to a split draw in Las Vegas, but that was not the only highlight of UFC 125.

No, as it turns out, Fanhouse MMA reported live at the event that Randy "The Natural" Couture will in fact get 1 of the non-title bouts that he's been hoping for as he faces former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida at UFC 129

Couture confirmed the fight itself at the event tonight, though bout agreements have yet to be distributed.

Couture will look to keep a 3-fight win streak alive as one of the most iconic figures in MMA faces one of its brightest young warriors.

While Couture has recently posted victories over Brandon Vera, Mark Coleman, and Boxing Legend James Toney, Machida rides a 2 fight skid after suffering his 1st pro loss at UFC 113 at the hands of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

The streak of bad luck continued as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson handed Machida his first loss by decision at UFC 123 in MIchigan, though to be fair, the fight ended as a split decision.z

Machida needs to either defeat the legend when the UFC comes to Toronto, Ontario for the first time, or he needs to make for one hell of a barnburner before being handed a third loss in a row.

Likewise, Couture cannot let Machida's unorthodox striking throw his own Dirty Boxing game off.

The break down of this type of fight could mold beautifully into its own column but until the fight is confirmed, all we can say is that this fight is one of the most potentially-possible fights of the new year,

I for one hope that this fight does get signed to the UFC 129 card.


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