Lyoto Machida News
Manager negotating Lyoto Machida's return to the UFC to make Shogun Rua trilogy at UFC 283 in Brazil
Cole Shelton - September 29, 2022
Ryan Bader issues statement after smashing Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256
Adam Martin - April 11, 2021
Bellator 256 Results: Ryan Bader gets his revenge on Lyoto Machida (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - April 9, 2021
Ryan Bader eyes light heavyweight title defense against Lyoto Machida if Vadim Nemkov can't get into the States
Cole Shelton - May 8, 2020
Ryan Bader was expected to defend his light heavyweight title on May 9 against Russian contender, Vadim Nemkov. Yet, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic leaving Bader uncertain when he’ll defend his 205-pound strap next. Bader, who has not fought since September against Cheick Kongo in a controversial no-contest, is eager to get back in the cage.
Gegard Mousasi explains why he believes Rafael Lovato Jr. is on steroids
Natasha Hooper - September 30, 2019
According to Gegard Mousasi, there is one telltale sign that gives away Bellator middleweight champ Rafael Lovato Jr.’s alleged PED-use use. The Iranian-Dutchman believes the middleweight’s nipples are dead giveaway. Mousasi once again lobbed some accusations in Lovato’s direction after Saturday’s Bellator 228 card, where he defeated Lyoto Machida by decision.
PHOTO | Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida share moment following Bellator 228
Adam D Martin - September 29, 2019
The main event of Bellator 228 saw long-time veterans Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida rematch five years after meeting for the first time in the UFC. Machida won that fight via unanimous decision, and now five years later Mousasi has a victory in the series as he edged out a split decision over Machida in the rematch. Following Bellator 228, the two legends of MMA posed for a picture together. Check it out below, courtesy of Mousasi’s Instagram.
Bellator 228 Results: Gegard Mousasi defeats Lyoto Machida (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - September 28, 2019
A key middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida co-headlined tonight’s Bellator 228 event in Los Angeles. Tonight’s fight served as a rematch, as Mousasi and Machida had previously met in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 36 in February of 2014. There, they were the ‘fight of the night’ but it was Machida who did enough to edge out a unanimous decision.
Bellator 228 | Pro fighters make their picks for Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida 2
Cole Shelton - September 26, 2019
Lyoto Machida plans KO of Gegard Mousasi, then Bellator title win
Cole Shelton - September 24, 2019
Lyoto Machida has planned out the rest of 2019 and the beginnings of 2020. In the co-main event of Bellator 228, the former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida is taking on Gegard Mousasi. This middleweight fight is a rematch of their 2014 fight, which Machida won by decision.
Un-redacted documents reveal UFC paid Lyoto Machida hefty bonuses for finishes
Tom Taylor - August 7, 2019
When Lyoto Machida still called the UFC home, the promotion made it very much worth his while to finish fights. Now un-redacted documents being used in the UFC Anti-Trust Lawsuit have revealed that Machida was given a hefty $100,000 bonus when he scored a knockout, TKO or submission win — seemingly in addition to any Performance of the Night bonuses he might have received. It’s not clear whether this arrangement lasted for the duration of his UFC career, or just for a portion of it.
Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi 2 set for Bellator 228
Cole Shelton - July 11, 2019
Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi are set to run it back at Bellator 228 on September 28, Bellator announced. The two fought back at UFC Fight Night 36 in February 2014. There, they were the fight of the night but it was Machida who did enough as he edged out a unanimous decision. Since then, the Brazilian went on to fight for the UFC middleweight title again, but lost and then headed to Bellator after a 3-4 record following the Mousasi fight.
Lyoto Machida found no added satisfaction in retiring Chael Sonnen
Chris Taylor - June 15, 2019
Lyoto Machida was thrilled to defeat Chael Sonnen at yesterday’s Bellator 222 event, but he found no additional satisfaction in retiring the ‘legend’. Machida was able to drop Sonnen with a flying knee in round one, but the always durable Oregon native was able to survive and see a second round.
Bellator 222 Results: Lyoto Machida stops Chael Sonnen with a flying knee (Video)
Chris Taylor - June 14, 2019
A light heavyweight bout between fan favorites Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen served as the co-headliner of tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York City. Chael Sonnen was last seen in action at Bellator 208 where he suffered a first round TKO loss to MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. Prior to the setback, Sonnen was coming off back-to-Back decision victories over former MMA champions Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.
Bellator 222 | Pro fighters make their picks for Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida
Cole Shelton - June 12, 2019
Bellator returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City with the stacked Bellator 222 card this weekend. The card sees two titles on the line and an intriguing light heavyweight matchup between Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida. Ahead of the light heavyweight showdown, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions on this light heavyweight matchup. And, the consensus is that Sonnen will use his wrestling and grind out a win.
Lyoto Machida explains decision to fight Chael Sonnen, details lofty goals in Bellator
Chris Taylor - May 25, 2019
Lyoto Machida will return to the cage on June 14 where he will square off with Chael Sonnen in the headliner of Bellator 222. The former UFC light heavyweight champion, Machida (25-8 MMA), made his Bellator debut this past December where he picked up a split-decision win over former Bellator middleweight title holder Rafael Carvalho.
Chael Sonnen trolls Lyoto Machida, Machida responds
Tom Taylor - April 24, 2019
UFC veterans Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida are scheduled to collide in a light heavyweight showdown at Bellator NYC on July 14. Yet on Wednesday afternoon, Sonnen took to Twitter and cast doubt on the status of this matchup. Machida:
Report | Chael Sonnen returns to the Bellator cage opposite former UFC champ Lyoto Machida
Tom Taylor - April 4, 2019
Chael Sonnen is set to return to the cage the summer, and his opponent will be former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The bout will go down on June 14 inside New York City’s world famous Madison Square Garden. This news was first reported by ESPN, and subsequently confirmed by MMA Junkie.
Lyoto Machida heading back to light heavyweight with Chael Sonnen fight in the works
Drake Riggs - February 27, 2019
It has been six years since the former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (25-8) competed in a bout that took place at 205-pounds. However, that appears to be changing for his upcoming fight. According to ESPN, a light heavyweight bout between Machida and the three-time UFC title challenger, Chael Sonnen (31-16-1) is currently being finalized for an event to be determined. Both fighters have reportedly verbally agreed to the bout.
Lyoto Machida explains how Bellator debut felt 'different' than UFC bouts
Tom Taylor - December 16, 2018
On Saturday night, in the co-headlining bout of Bellator Hawaii, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made his promotional debut opposite former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. After three closely contested rounds, Machida was announced the winner by split decision. While the former UFC champ is happy about this victory, he says he was a bit thrown off by the new setting.
Bellator 213 Results: Lyoto Machida defeats Rafael Carvalho (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - December 15, 2018
The promotional debut of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida took place at tonight’s Bellator 213 event in Honolulu, Hawaii. Machida squared off with former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho in the evenings co-main attraction.
Lyoto Machida discusses the differences he's noticed between the UFC and Bellator
Tom Taylor - September 18, 2018
Report | Lyoto Machida gets former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho in Bellator debut
Tom Taylor - September 12, 2018
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida now has the details of his Bellator debut. The Brazilian legend will battle a fellow Brazilian in former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. The fight will go down on December 15, as part of Bellator’s recently announced debut in Honolulu, Hawaii. The pair will meet at middleweight. This, per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
For a potential rematch, Gegard Mousasi would want 'cheater' Lyoto Machida to get extra testing
Drake Riggs - July 3, 2018
We might not hear him speak up often, but when he does Gegard Mousasi doesn’t hold back. And he didn’t yesterday when speaking of one of his old foes. Recently signed to Bellator was the MMA legend and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida.