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Chinzo Machida Attributes Flying Knee KO to Advice from His Brother Lyoto Machida

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If you haven’t seen Chinzo Machida’s flying knee victory at the last RFA event, you need to. It was a brutal and swift knee which connected flush and guaranteed a win as soon as it landed.

Machida recently spoke to MMAFighting.com about the knee, and said that it was thrown on the advice of his brother, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida:

“I was doing well, then I connected the knee and it was over,” Chinzo Machida told MMAFighting.com. “It was a nice knockout. Everybody’s talking about it.

Lyoto and Kenny Johnson, my wrestling coach, told me that he was a wrestler, so that type of knee is a good way to counter against a wrestler,” he said. “One week before the fight, Lyoto told me to work more on that. I trained it a little, but I didn’t train the way it happened in the fight.”

His win came over Brian Wood at RFA 11, his first taste of victory since 2005.

Chinzo Machida is now 2-2 in MMA and returned from fighting just once since 2006 prior to this most recent win. He now looks to stage a resurgence in his career.