“The Dragon” returns: Lyoto Machida Vs. Ryan Bader set for UFC on FOX 4!

April 30, 2012 6:36 pm by bjpenn.com staff 68 Comments
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By Chase Raymond:

Just announced on the UFC twitter page; a light heavyweight Showdown between Lyoto Machida (17-3 MMA) vs. Ryan Bader (14-2 MMA) will take place in August at the UFC on FOX event.

Lyoto Machida is coming off a tough loss, where he gave the current Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones a lot of trouble until he was caught in a standing guillotine and put to sleep. Prior to the Jones defeat Machida had only lost on two separate occasions.

Many think of Ryan Bader as one of the rising stars in the LHW division and is coming off of two big wins against Jason Brilz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

With great wrestling and knockout power, Bader will have a true test against one of the most elusive fighters in MMA today, Lyoto Machida. We will get to see a focused and determined Machida because he cannot afford another loss at this point in his career. Ryan Bader was on his way to a fast pass to a title fight before being derailed when Tito Ortiz submitted him in the upset of the year. Two men with much to lose and even more to gain will go to war live on FOX this August.

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