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UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida predicts fast finish in Thiago Silva UFC 89 fight

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"I believe this fight won’t go to decision…. Thiago likes to fight aggressively, me too, he has good MMA techniques, so I believe this fight might finish before the third round. I’m training a lot, actually I hadn’t stop training since my last fight. Now I’m doing a specifically training focused on Thiago, preparing my strategies and working on the physical preparation.… I’m very focused."

-- Lyoto Machida tells that he expects his light heavyweight showdown against Thiago Silva at UFC 89: "Bisping vs Leben" at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18, to not go the distance. It's a sensational 205-pound match up between two undefeated fighters with identical records. Whether it goes the full distance or not one thing is certain: someone will go home with a 13-1 record and the winner will likely be on the door step of a title shot in early to mid 2009. Perhaps even sooner, depending on what happens with Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 next weekend.

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