Archive: lyoto machida

Mar 20, 2014 11:07 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida’ Official Poster

The UFC 173 official poster just got a facelift with the removal of Vitor Belfort from the show’s main event. UFC officials recently released this newer version of the pre-fight event flyer, featuring Machida and Weidman dressed in war paint. Check it:

Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Machida Confident His Striking Will Defeat Weidman

“Ed (Soares) called me and said ‘I think they had a problem with Vitor and you’ll have to fight for the title.’ I said sure, that’s great. I’ve fought a lot of wrestlers before, and I know Weidman has a good wrestling, but I’m confident on the work I’m developing with my team. I believe...

Mar 6, 2014 7:56 am

VIDEO | Weidman & Machida Discuss TRT Ban

“I’ve made it no secret at all my stance on TRT. I always thought it was cheating. There was just guys taking advantage of it, so it’s a huge step in the right direction for the sport to get rid of that. – Chris Weidman.

Mar 3, 2014 9:07 pm

JDS Returns, Meets Miocic In UFC 173 Co-Main Event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, has an opponent set in the form of Cleveland based fighter, Stipe Micioc. The two top-heavyweight fighters have agreed to square off in the UFC 173 co-main event. UFC 173 goes down on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main...

Mar 2, 2014 9:27 pm

Fertitta Explains/Defends Reason Pulling Vitor Off UFC 173 Card

“At the end of the day, we have a fight to promote on May 24. Chris is going to defend his title, and you know how this business works: You’ve got to get commercials in two to three months early. We’ve got to get key art done. We’ve got a fight to promote and Vitor,...

Feb 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Fighting Odds: Chris Weidman Opens as -225 Favorite Over Lyoto Machida

  The big news of the day was that Vitor Belfort is out of UFC 173 and Lyoto Machida is in. Machida will now fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014, for the UFC middleweight title. Thanks to Sportsbook, we have the opening betting lines for the title fight. Chris Weidman- -225...

Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...

Feb 25, 2014 6:48 am

Lyoto Machida On The Time He Was Dana White’s Hitman

Recently UFC President Dana White discussed the time Machida beat Tito Ortiz inside the Octagon. It was during that discussion that White admitted to giving Lyoto a special bonus after the win due to White’s special dislike for Ortiz and his happiness at the defeat. The move made Machida feel like a hit man, at...

Feb 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Machida Tops UFC Fight Night 36 Medical Suspensions

Last weekend’s decision right, UFC Fight Night 36 event went off without a hitch. The card, which featured a main event between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi was supposed to crown the next middleweight title challenger, although now, with his nasty foot injury, things may be put off for a bit. The Brazilian Athletic Commission...

Feb 18, 2014 12:40 pm

PHOTO | Machida’s Injured, But Not Broken, Foot

According to Machida, in the third round of his UFC Fight Night 36 bout against Gegard Mousasi, he injured his foot pretty bad. According to the docs it isn’t broken, but it’s hard to imagine it being an worse. Geeze! Here’s the tweet that got us the pic: Machida's foot not looking good … no...

Feb 18, 2014 6:35 am

Machida Down For Jacare Or Bisping Scraps While Waiting For Title Shot

“Everybody keeps talking about the title. Of course, I want to fight for the title and I did my best on Saturday night (to earn a shot), but it’s up to the UFC now to decide if I deserve it or not. I’ll be ready for anything. If they want me to fight once more...

Feb 17, 2014 3:43 pm

X-Rays Show that Lyoto Machida’s Foot is Not Broken

Lyoto Machida continued to tear through the middleweight division this past Saturday as he picked up a win over Gegard Mousasi. Even though Mousasi statistically outstruck his opponent, the judges still rewarded Machida with a unanimous decision victory. Lyoto Machida had believed he injured his foot in the third round, though, and was concerned he...

Feb 17, 2014 10:09 am

Stats Show Mousasi Significantly Ahead In Strikes Against Machida

Numbers don’t lie, but in this case, they also don’t matter. According to the folks over at FightMetric, Gegard Mousasi, did pretty good in the striking battle against Lyoto Machida last weekend in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event. Here’s their report:   Machida successfully out-pointed Gegard for five-straight rounds to earn a unanimous...

Feb 17, 2014 10:08 am

Erick Silva First In UFC To Have 3 Opponents Never Hit Him

They call several fighters in the UFC ‘elusive’. A fighter’s ability to hit and not get hit, especially in the UFC, is a measure of success and sign of greatness. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 36, top Brazilian prospect Erick Silva, etched his way into the record books in his fight against Takenori Sato....

Feb 17, 2014 9:58 am

.gif | Machida Snags Hat From Fight Night 36 Thief

Lyoto Machida won two battles last Saturday night on FOX Sports 1. Not only did the former UFC light-heavyweight champion take on and defeat one of his toughest opponents to date in Gegard Mousasi, he also successfully regained his hat during his Fight Night 36 walk-out. This rarely happens. Check it: (Footage comes via Saturday’s...

Feb 17, 2014 9:57 am

What Grease? – Andy Ogle Fires Back At Oliveira’s Slick Allegations

Opening last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 36 main card action was a featherweight bout between Andy Ogle and Charles Oliveira. Though the Brazilian won via submission in round 3, he still accused his British opponent of greasing in their bout. Ogle took to his Facebook page to refute those allegations: “So charles says he thought...

Feb 17, 2014 9:32 am

Lyoto Machida: ‘I deserve the title shot’

“I don’t know what happened. I did some kicking and he defended with his knee. I don’t know if I broke my foot. I didn’t think about my foot during the fight, I just tried to keep my focus on the fight. He’s a tough opponent. But he kept his hand down. I saw I...

Feb 17, 2014 9:12 am

Mousasi: ‘Machida Was Always One Step Ahead’

Rhythm always helps, but I felt good in the fight. I don’t think [ring rust played a factor]. He was always a step ahead. I just couldn’t get started. I don’t know about the scoring. Maybe I had one round, maybe two…” Following his unanimous decision loss to Lyoto Machida last weekend, Gegard Mousasi told...

Feb 15, 2014 10:31 pm

Fight Night 36 Results: Machida Gets Unanimous Decision Win Over Mousasi

Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi’s fight in the main-event may not have lived up to expectations, but the striking was impressive nonetheless. Lyoto Machida took control of the first three rounds with his elite striking skills. While Mousasi did control the center of the octagon, Machida nullified that by bum-rushing Mousasi with punches and knees....

Feb 15, 2014 9:33 pm

Fight Night 36 Results: Souza Dominates Carmont en route to Decision Win

The ground game of Jacare Souza won him the decision victory. Francis Carmont got taken down early on in the first round and it all looked to be going downhill for him from there. Souza transitioned right to back control and locked in a body triangle. Carmont defended the rear naked choke for nearly five...

Feb 15, 2014 8:55 pm

Fight Night 36 Results: Silva KOs Sato in 1st Round

Erick Silva brought the crowd back to life after this performance. Silva landed a body shot that forced Takenori Sato to clutch on a leg, praying for a takedown. Silva stayed standing and delivered a handful of shots to the head and body of Sato. Sato continued to hold on to the leg of his...