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Derek Brunson (18-5) continued his rampage across the middleweight division with a devastating knockout of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida (22-8) in his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 119.

Brunson was tentative with his strikes, and when he found an opening, he put the former champ to sleep.

It was Machida’s first return to the Octagon in two years. The loss was Machida’s third consecutive.

Brunson won his second consecutive bout and called out former champion Luke Rockhold following the win.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion knocked out in the first round of UFC Fight Night 119 Clippit screenshot
Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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