Archive: lyoto machida

Feb 12, 2014 9:08 am

Rousey’s Coach on Mousasi vs. Machida: “I hate that fight”

Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan took some time this week during a media scrum at the Ronda Rousey UFC 170 open workout last Monday to discuss the improvements in Ronda’s striking game and her upcoming match with fellow Olympian Sara McMann. He also discussed how he feels about the upcoming bout between one of Coach...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Feb 11, 2014 6:36 am

VIDEO | Machida vs. Mousasi: UFC Fight Night preview

Following a spectacular middleweight debut in which he knocked out longtime contender Mark Munoz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida continues his march for 185-pound gold. On February 15th, he faces international star Gegard Mousasi in a five-round showdown on FOX Sports 1.


Feb 10, 2014 4:39 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (Full Fight )

Lyoto Machida faces Gegard Mousasi this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event. While we wait for this weekend’s fights, catch the replay (above), from when Machida K.O.’d Rashad Evans to capture the UFC light-heavyweight title.

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission

Feb 10, 2014 4:35 am

Mousasi Brings In Machida’s Former Karate Foe In Prep For Fight Night 36

“I trained with Jaouad Ikan. That’s my friend who I always trained with, but he’s a karate guy. He even fought Machida twice, I think, in karate. He does Machida exactly the same. I would say even better, karate-wise. I learned a lot from him. I at least know what to expect in the fight.”

Feb 10, 2014 4:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Souza Submits Camozzi (Full Fight)

In his UFC debut, Jacare Souza faced an always game, Chris Zamozzi, and took out the UFC vet in short order. Next up for ‘Jacare’ is Francis Carmont and the two fight this weekend at UFC Fight Night 36. Enjoy the video!

Feb 6, 2014 12:26 pm

Possible Middleweight Title Shot For Lyoto Machida With A Win Over Gegard Mousasi

    If Lyoto Machida bests Gegard Mousasi in their UFC Fight Night 36 showdown, his next fight could be for UFC gold.   UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday that – if Machida does in fact win his fight next week against “The Dreamcatcher” – it would make a “strong statement” for Machida being next in line for a...

Feb 4, 2014 8:43 am

Anthony Johnson back with UFC, faces Phil Davis at UFC 172

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is headed back to the UFC, this after putting together a six-fight winning streak outside the organization. Dana White announced the signing earlier this morning and announced that “Rumble” will face Phil Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in his return to the octagon this April. Anthony Johnson was...

Feb 3, 2014 7:34 pm

Mousasi is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” will result in a title shot

Former DREAM light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) , is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” at next weekends ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ event will result in a middleweight title shot. That’s what the “Dreamcatcher” told Ariel Helwani during his recent appearance on ‘The MMA Hour’: “Getting the chance to...

Jan 30, 2014 6:39 am

Bisping Eye Exam Inconclusive, Return Date Still Unknown

Michael Bisping has been absent from fighting since taking out Alan Belcher in April of last year. ‘The Count’ has since been linked to several important middleweight match ups, but has been unable to get clearance from doctors to resume training and fight again. We heard last week that Bisping would be getting an exam...

Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

The UFC’s Bad Guys: Former Champs Who Beef With Dana And The UFC

It’s no secret or surprise that Dana White has stirred up his fair share of controversy during his years as UFC president. And although there are countless people that he has had disagreements with its the ex-champs of the organization that seem to stand out amongst the crowd. The most infamous spat is most likely...

Jan 18, 2014 10:23 am

Gegard Mousasi: Lyoto Has Holes In His Stand Up

“He’s not the biggest [challenge of my career]. I’ve had many fights, against dangerous strikers, heavier opponents. I fought K-1, different divisions. It’s one of the most important fights for me. I look forward to the fight. He has his gaps. Stand-up, he makes mistakes. I think it’s gonna be that fight that whoever makes...

Jan 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Phil Davis Wants A Fight But The UFC Isn’t Calling

Top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis, has been benched since his August victory over Lyoto Machida (pictured). He didn’t get popped for banned substances or get put on a lengthy medical suspension. He didn’t ask for an extended leave or go on vacation either. He’s just not getting any calls from the UFC and his...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Jan 8, 2014 6:16 am

Lyoto Machida not a fan of Vitor Belfort: “Vitor often contradicts himself”

Lyoto Machida recently went on Brazil’s MSN Esportes and had some less than nice words to say about his fellow Brazilian. Apparently, Belfort isn’t the clearest on his messages to the public, especially when it comes to subjects such as his faith. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’ll admit...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 17, 2013 7:15 am

Gegard Mousasi Implementing Karate Sparring In Camp For Machida

Gegard Mousasi will try his best to defeat the striking enigma that is Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 36. To train for the Karate master, Mousasi has began implementing Karate sparring in his training camp. “I already know how Machida fights style-wise,” Mousasi told MMAFighting.com, “and I have a training partner that has fought...

Dec 12, 2013 3:37 pm

PHOTO | ‘UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi’ Poster

Probably one of the ugliest UFC posters in recent memory has been released by The Ultimate Fighting Championship for their upcoming UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi fight card. The FOX Sports 1 event is set to go down from the Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Feb. 15, 2014. Check it out...

Dec 12, 2013 7:56 am

Jacare Souza: I Have The Style To Beat Chris Weidman

UFC Fight Night 36 is a big night for the UFC middleweight division. It is a tournament of sorts, where Gegard Mousasi faces Lyoto Machida, and Jacare Souza will look to defeat rising contender Francis Carmont. “Lyoto was the light heavyweight champion and is coming off a big win, Mousasi was the DREAM champion, and...

Dec 11, 2013 8:56 am

Erick Silva To Face Nate Loughran At Fight Night 36

  Erick Silva will get a chance to bounce back from his devastating (and shocking) knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim in October, as he is now scheduled to meet Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. Silva arrived to the UFC with great fanfare but has stumbled on his assumed journey to the top, as he seems...