UFC 157 results: Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson Fight Metric report shows 'Dragon' victory

USA TODAY Sports

If we're to believe the judges, the winner of the Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida fight at UFC 157 last night (Feb. 23, 2013) in Anaheim is in dispute. But what do the statistics tell us?

In the co-main event of UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" last night (Sat., Feb. 23, 2013) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Lyoto Machida defeated Dan Henderson via split decision.

That's the official result in the books.

In dispute, however, is whether or not the judges got it right. That means it's time to consult the Fight Metric report from the fine folks who are the official statistics provider for the UFC.

First, the striking:

Lm-dh_striking_large

Then, the grappling:

Lm-dh_grappling_large

Finally, performance:

Lm-dh_performance_large

At a glance, it seems Henderson wasn't getting enough credit but the actual offense he was offering came mostly in the way of low kicks that landed with little damage. Machida held the edge in significant strikes and, as you can see in the performance rating, was far more effective throughout the duration of the bout.

Click here to head over to Fight Metric to see how they come up with as much.

Do we all agree Machida was the rightful winner? Or are there any Henderson champions out there?

For a more detailed look at Machida vs. Henderson click here and for complete UFC 157 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker