Originally Posted by M@RS
Yes...but Mace wasn't as good as Yoda, but Yoda was beat by the same person who had been beat by Mace...
even in real life... a fighter can win a fight against a better opponent lets say 2 out of 10 times.
so while sidious may be the stronger fighter he can lose from time to time against a lesser opponent.
also style make fights. i happen to be a HUGE mixed martial arts fan ( ufc anyone?
) a certain skillset can be dominant against a certain opponent but another opponent has a awnser for that skillset so he can nullify it.
maybe this could be the case... yes yoda is the better fighter overall but mace posesses a style that is hard to figure out for sidious.
that said i do think sidious let himself get beaten to turn anikin to the darkside.