Monday, November 18, 2013 13:41
BY MARCELO ALONSO NOV 18, 2013
Lyoto Machida could soon find himself in title contention at 185 pounds. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com With one devastating kick, Lyoto Machida announced his arrival as a serious player in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division. Machida made his 185-pound debut in spectacular fashion at UFC Fight Night 30 in [...]
Thursday, November 7, 2013 13:16
John Morgan , USA TODAY Sports
GOIANIA, Brazil — Ultimate Fighting Championship officials expect a passionate crowd to pack Brazil’s Goiania Arena for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson.
But the most interested spectator for the night’s headliner justmight be Lyoto Machida.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion, nicknamed “The Dragon,” dropped to middleweight in October, knocking [...]
Friday, November 1, 2013 16:52
After making an impressive middleweight debut, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida asked for Vitor Belfort, and his camp predicted it wasn’t going to happen.
The prediction proved accurate. Instead, Machida will be getting another former light heavyweight champion moving down in Gegard Mousasi, who held the Strikeforce title.
Globo.com in Brazil reported the fight being planned for a show on Feb. [...]
Lyoto Machida’s UFC contract has expired: How much is ‘The Dragon’ worth as a middleweight contender?
Thursday, October 31, 2013 16:13
He may not command “Anderson Silva money,” as he once thought, but Lyoto Machida is definitely worth more than the average bear.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida was making a pretty penny in the promotion’s 205-pound division, cashing a check for $200,000 each and every time he fought.
No win bonus, but [...]
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 15:04
By Guilherme Cruz @guicruzzz on Oct 29 2013, 10:00a 47
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Is the “Machida Era” back?
Lyoto Machida made a huge statement in his middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night 30in Manchester, England, with a first-round knockout win over Mark Munoz. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” didn’t land a single punch during the fight, and Machida was surprised how fast he finished his [...]
Monday, October 28, 2013 17:09
October 27, 2013 3:12 PM
Gegard Mousasi Wants the Next Crack at New UFC Middleweight Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida got through Mark Munoz on Saturday night, and now Gegard Mousasi wants a piece.
Mousasi, in a message to MMAWeekly.com, said he wants next dibs on Machida, which he believes would earn him a shot at the middleweight title.
“I want to make [...]