Archive: lyoto machida

Nov 29, 2015 5:32 pm

Must See Video: Werdum flying kicks Lyoto!

Former champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida lives in Rancho Palos Verdes and it’s about 37.4 miles from Kings MMA, where current heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum trains. “The Dragon” (22-7 MMA) is seen in this video capturing some of his finer action/acting scenes. Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (20-5 MMA) is currently ranked #7 in the pound...

May 15, 2015 8:19 am

Machida vs. Romero to headline UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida

A key middleweight bout will headline next month’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in Florida, as UFC officials recently announced that former UFC title holder Lyoto Machida will face surging contender Yoel Romero in the card’s main event slot. UFC Fight Night 70 was originally slated to go down in Brazil, but will now take...

Jan 22, 2015 7:27 pm

Anderson Silva: I’m Disappointed in Jacare and Machida

Anderson Silva has always been firm in his stance when it comes to the potential of fighting training partners Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza. He once stated that he would rather give up fighting than step into the octagon with Lyoto Machida. Machida, on the other hand, has changed his view on the subject and...

Jan 8, 2015 2:50 pm

Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold headlines UFC on FOX 15 in Newark

The UFC’s return to New Jersey now has a main event, as UFC officials announced today that middleweights Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold will headline April’s “UFC on FOX 15” event in Newark. Rockhold was the first to announce the five-round main event booking, this via his official Instagram feed. Former UFC light heavyweight champion...


Dec 20, 2014 10:02 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Machida TKOs Dollaway in 1st Round!

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will have no issues getting back into title contention if he keeps putting on performances like this! C.B. Dollaway was fighting a smart fight by keeping his distance, but it was a brutal kick from Machida that was the beginning of the end. Machida fired off a kick to the body...

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Nov 19, 2014 8:16 am

“For those who think Machida’s Sexy”

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida did a photo shoot on Monday prior to the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones captured some of the shoot in a video for, “those who think Lyoto Macida’s sexy.” You guys should've seen the Dragon modeling earlier today. I'm telling you, he really...

Nov 18, 2014 8:56 am

UFC Fight Night 58 finalized with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil next month for “UFC Fight Night 58”, a 12-bout fight card headlined by a middleweight fight featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on surging contender C.B. Dollaway. “UFC Fight Night 58” takes place December 20 live from Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event...

Nov 9, 2014 4:23 pm

Machida Believes He Can Snap Dollaway’s Win Streak

Lyoto Machida is coming off a loss to Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship in July, and is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 58 bout against CB Dollaway. Machida spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to derail Dollaway when the two face off in December. “He’s a complete fighter. He has...

Nov 2, 2014 4:29 pm

Legendary Rapper Narrates MMA Documentary

Legendary rapper Ice T has taken on the role of narrating a film about Wallid Ismail’s MMA promotion in Brazil. Ismail is the man credited with aiding MMA stars such as Fabricio Werdum, Lyoto Machida, and Jose Aldo to name a few, to super-stardom in their careers. In this video, Ismail gives fight fans an...

Nov 1, 2014 2:52 pm

Machida Picking Jones Over Cormier, Weidman Over Belfort

“Weidman versus Vitor is a tough matchup for both. Vitor has a chance of knocking him out, especially in the beginning of the fight, but I believe time is not on Vitor’s side. It’s common for a striker to lose his power during the fight, something which wrestlers deal with a little better.” “I think...

Oct 12, 2014 4:12 pm

Phil Davis ‘The Brazilian Killer’ 2.0?

Phil Davis is gearing up for his UFC 179 co-main event bout against Glover Teixeira in just under two weeks. The bout will take place in Brazil, something Davis is familiar, and comfortable with. The Brazilian crowd is widely considered to be one of the rowdiest crowds in MMA, second only to the Irish fans....

Oct 2, 2014 6:24 am

Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman added to UFC Fight Night 58

A lightweight bout between Leandro Silva (16-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Charlie Brenneman (19-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC Fight Night 58 event in Brazil. UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday afternoon. Charlie Brenneman will likely be fighting for his job when he takes on Silva this winter. “The...

Sep 18, 2014 5:05 am

Jacare Looking To “Scrunch” Machida To Get Title Shot

Ronaldo Jacare Souza’s name was thrown into the mix for potential opponents to face the winner of the Weidman vs. Belfort bout, however UFC President Dana White said that Jacare was still one fight away from getting a title shot. Former middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida expressed his desire to fight Jacare recently, but with...

Sep 17, 2014 2:59 pm

QUICK TWITT: Machida vs. Dollaway Set For UFC FN 58

Fresh off a 5-round war against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida will be stepping into the Octagon against C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil. The UFC announced this bout on Twitter, using UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to break the news. .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachidafw encara @cbdollaway no #UFCBarueri (20/12)....

Aug 28, 2014 12:54 pm

Machida Camp: ‘Only fight that makes sense is C.B. Dollaway’

C.B. Dollaway may get a huge, and well-deserved, opportunity to face a former champ and middleweight title-challenger in Lyoto Machida. While nothing is yet official, preliminary reports from FOX Sports came out last about the potential matchup. “Last week it was reported that Lyoto Machida might be facing Luke Rockhold”, said FOX Sports reporter Ariel...

Aug 20, 2014 6:52 pm

Rockhold-Machida In Preliminary Fight Talks With UFC

Two top middleweight fighters are inching closer to a battle, and there doesn’t appear to be anything in their way. According to UFC Tonight, UFC officials are entertaining a fight between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold. “Luke Rockhold vs. Lyoto Machida, this fight is being discussed,” stated Daniel Cormier on tonight’s UFC on FOX Sports...

Aug 11, 2014 9:18 am

Machida: Weidman Can Stand With Belfort

Lyoto Machida knows what it takes to fight Chris Weidman. The former UFC light heavyweight champion went the distance with Weidman last month at UFC 175, where the fight took place mostly standing up. Machida spoke with MMAFighting.com about Weidman’s upcoming fight against Vitor Belfort in December. “Weidman is ready to fight anywhere. If he...

Aug 9, 2014 7:23 am

Rousey & Weidman Lead PPV Success For The UFC

  When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all...

Aug 4, 2014 10:40 am

UFC 175 Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

On the UFC’s 4th of July card, at UFC 175, we saw Ronda Rousey retain her bantamweight title over Alexis Davis, and Chris Weidman retain his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida. In case you missed the action you can rewatch it here in a very cinematic video.

Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Machida Calls out Luke Rockhold For October Bout

“I had no injuries against Weidman, after the fight I went back training moderately. In September I’ll start working hard and in October I’ll be able to have a fight. It’s up to the UFC to choose my opponent. I would like to face Rockhold. He’s a former Strikeforce champion, I respect him a lot....

Jul 29, 2014 4:11 pm

Daniel Cormier Plans To Train With Anderson Silva And Lyoto Machida For Jones

UFC light heavyweight title challenger Daniel Cormier will face the toughest challenge of his career when he faces Jon Jones at UFC 178 for the light heavyweight strap. To prepare for the bout, Cormier is looking to bring in some elite level fighters to help him train, including Phil Davis, Cyrille Diabate, Anderson Silva, and...

Jul 17, 2014 5:04 am

Weidman Nearly Pulled Out Of Machida Bout With Injury

“I went through a two-day period where I was very nervous, and felt, you had mentioned my hand, and I thought I was going to have to pull out of the fight. I couldn’t touch my thumb to any of my fingers. I couldn’t grab anything, I couldn’t squeeze a toothbrush, couldn’t brush my teeth....

Jul 16, 2014 5:09 am

UFC 175 Phantom Cam Highlights

UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida took place over 4th of July weekend. In case you missed the action, you can rewatch the highlights from the event in super slow motion below.

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...