Machida/Evans was another fight I was expecting to be a snoozer, and for the first 8 minutes it was. I used to dislike Machida with extreme prejudice, but my stance on him has softened the more he proves himself. You have to give it to him because he NEVER strays from his game plan. He knows that by remaining patient as the fight progresses, his opponent will become increasingly frustrated at Lyoto's apparent inactivity. Then, when the moment arrives, Lyoto either makes an unexpected offensive attack or takes advantage of his opponent's frustration with his excellent counter game. Couple that with his solid defense, and you have an opponent who could be a scourge in the division for months to come. Even the fact that many parts of his game are still a mystery is a strength: like that alley way or cave you don't want to go into as a kid because you don't know what dangers lurk within.
Overall though, one of the weaker cards in recent memory, and I feel sorry for anyone who shelled out 60 bucks to see it. And hopefully Pat Barry got his senses knocked back into him so he can return to K-1 where he rightfully belongs.