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UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida is an upgraded version of Michael Bisping

Backhanded compliment?

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"Lyoto is so different to a lot of guys. He is predominantly a stand-up guy with a good ground game and decent wrestling. An upgraded version of Michael Bisping, maybe? This fight could go similar to Bisping, but it might be tougher to find that opening, the kill shot, but I can finish him on the ground. We are the best guys in the division other than the champion. This is my golden ticket. I have to go out there and perform and then take my title shot."

UFC on FOX 15 headliner Luke Rockhold expects a tough fight against Lyoto Machida in the UFC on FOX 15 main event, which takes place this Saturday night (April 18, 2015) inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. That said, he also envisions a clear-cut path to victory, in much the same way he finished Michael Bisping last November. That's probably because the former Strikeforce champ (via MMA Fighting) sees "The Dragon" as simply an upgraded version of "The Count," so maybe instead of submitting him in round two, Rockhold will make him tap in round four? Find out here.

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