Lyoto Machida Bio

Lyoto Carvalho Machida (born May 30, 1978 in Salvador, Brazil) is a Japanese-Brazilian professional mixed martial arts fighter. Son of a Japanese-Brazilian Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto is considered by many to be a superstar of the UFC. In 2009 he won the UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Rashad Evens in near perfect fashion. He is the 1st UFC fighter to win a title with a perfect record (16-0). Leading up to his title he secured victories over talented opponents such as Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Stephan Bonnar, Thiago Silva, and Sam Hogar. Machida is noted for his semi-orthodox fighting style, known as Machida Karate. As a karate practitioner, Machida uses an unorthodox (or southpaw) stance.

Machida currently fights out of the Machida Dojo in Belem, Brazil. He trains with such fighters as UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Record: 17-2-0

Age: 31

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 205 lbs (Light Heavy Weight)

Fight Style: Karate

Comments on Lyoto Machida:

“I didn’t see the kick at all. He a lot of times starts a left kick and then follows with a straight punch, and I’d seen that combination a lot in training. I’d never seen him do that particular set-up starting with a left kick and finishing with a right kick anywhere in any of his films, so it was a different deal.” – Randy Couture

“My trainers are in there and told me I won the fight. But when I was in the fight, I just had a one-track mind to knock him out. In the third round, he came at me so much, I forget what happened in the first two rounds. … It’s one of those things where at the time I thought I was getting my ass whooped because I was just on the ground taking a flurry to my face.” – Rampage Jackson

Elusive? You know what weren’t elusive? His feet. You know what else weren’t elusive? His fists. Somebody should have clarified that for me before the fight. If he was elusive tonight I don’t want to face the man when he decides to stop being elusive. Rashad Evans

“He’s very elusive and it was tough to chase him down, he’s a great fighter.” - Tito Ortiz


Lyoto Machida’s fight record

FIGHT HISTORY

RESULT FIGHTER EVENT METHOD/REFEREE R TIME
LOSS Phil Davis UFC 163 – Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Aug / 03 / 2013
Decision (Unanimous)
Leon Roberts
3 5:00
WIN Dan Henderson UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche
Feb / 23 / 2013
Decision (Split)
Herb Dean
3 5:00
WIN Ryan Bader UFC on Fox 4 – Shogun vs. Vera
Aug / 04 / 2012
KO (Punches)
John McCarthy
2 1:32
LOSS Jon Jones UFC 140 – Jones vs. Machida
Dec / 10 / 2011
Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)
John McCarthy
2 4:26
WIN Randy Couture UFC 129 – St. Pierre vs. Shields
Apr / 30 / 2011
KO (Front Kick)
Yves Lavigne
2 1:05
LOSS Quinton Jackson UFC 123 – Rampage vs. Machida
Nov / 20 / 2010
Decision (Split)
Herb Dean
3 5:00
LOSS Mauricio Rua UFC 113 – Machida vs. Shogun 2
May / 08 / 2010
KO (Punches)
Yves Lavigne
1 3:35
WIN Mauricio Rua UFC 104 – Machida vs. Shogun
Oct / 24 / 2009
Decision (Unanimous)
Herb Dean
5 5:00
WIN Rashad Evans UFC 98 – Evans vs. Machida
May / 23 / 2009
KO (Punches)
Mario Yamasaki
2 3:57
WIN Thiago Silva UFC 94 – St. Pierre vs. Penn 2
Jan / 31 / 2009
KO (Punches)
Yves Lavigne
1 4:59
WIN Tito Ortiz UFC 84 – Ill Will
May / 24 / 2008
Decision (Unanimous)
Yves Lavigne
3 5:00
WIN Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou UFC 79 – Nemesis
Dec / 29 / 2007
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Mario Yamasaki
2 4:20
WIN Kazuhiro Nakamura UFC 76 – Knockout
Sep / 22 / 2007
Decision (Unanimous)
John McCarthy
3 5:00
WIN David Heath UFC 70 – Nations Collide
Apr / 21 / 2007
Decision (Unanimous)
Mario Yamasaki
3 5:00
WIN Sam Hoger UFC 67 – All or Nothing
Feb / 03 / 2007
Decision (Unanimous)
John McCarthy
3 5:00
WIN Vernon White WFA – King of the Streets
Jul / 22 / 2006
Decision (Unanimous)
N/A
3 5:00
WIN Dimitri Wanderley JF 6 – Jungle Fight 6
Apr / 29 / 2006
TKO (Exhaustion)
Marcus Vinicius
3 3:24
WIN B.J. Penn K-1 – Hero’s 1
Mar / 26 / 2005
Decision (Unanimous)
N/A
3 5:00
WIN Sam Greco K-1 MMA – Romanex
May / 22 / 2004
Decision (Split)
N/A
3 5:00
WIN Michael McDonald K-1 – Beast 2004
Mar / 14 / 2004
Submission (Forearm Choke)
N/A
1 2:30
WIN Rich Franklin Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 – Inoki Festival
Dec / 31 / 2003
TKO (Head Kick and Punches)
N/A
2 1:03
WIN Stephan Bonnar JF 1 – Jungle Fight 1
Sep / 13 / 2003
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
N/A
1 4:21
WIN Kengo Watanabe NJPW – Ultimate Crush
May / 02 / 2003
Decision (Unanimous)
N/A
3 5:00

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