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Lyoto MachidaVitals6'1" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)74" reach, SouthpawMay 30, 1978Record17-3 (UFC: 9-3)Current Streak1 straight lossTraining3rd dan black belt in Shotokan (karate)Black belt in Brazilian Jiu JitsuChampionships HeldUFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2009-2010 (one successful title defense)
Strengths- extremely dangerous striker- elusive, unique fighting style- knockout power in hands, feet, knees, etc.- hits hard - lands lots of knockdowns- pulls off unpredictable/unique strikes- one of the most accurate strikers in UFC history- great counter-striker- style can prove difficult for some fighters to deal with- great at staying out of striking range- incredibly quick - with his strikes & with closing range- one of the best takedown defenders in UFC history- very good striking in clinch and ground & pound- great at passing guard on the ground- carries an aura about him that may intimidate some opponents- has beaten some of the top fighters in the wo...
BEST OF MAXIM
After UFC president Dana White promised a victorious Mauricio “Shogun” Rua or Brandon Vera would get next dibs at the light heavyweight crown, Saturday’s scrap against Ryan Bader instantly became less significant for Lyoto Machida (Pictured).
Previous reports suggested that if Machida posted a devastating finish against Bader, he could potentially leapfrog into a title fight...
Perhaps the biggest storyline heading into Saturday’s “UFC on FOX 4” event is the controversy surrounding a certain Glover Teixeira. Did Mauricio “Shogun” Rua actually say he’d rather be cut than fight the up-and-comer, as UFC president Dana White claimed he did?
Shogun later admitted that he declined the scrap. However, it wasn’t because he was scared of Teixeira...
The UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs Vera event should prove 10x more exciting than the utter disappointment that was UFC 149. The fight card is filled with more fighters who not only come to fight, but fight to finish. Although neither Lyoto Machida nor Ryan Bader are the best finishers in 205lb Light Heavyweight [...]
Lets not forget the other match up at UFC on FOX 4, as former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida faces off against Ryan Bader in a fight that could potentially land either fighter a title shot against Jon Jones. You will be surprise to hear though that Machida prefers to face off against Mauricio “Shogun” [...]
The full 'UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera' pre-fight press conference video can be found after the break • The fighters on the dais consist of Machida, Shogun, Vera, and Bader paired off and left to right on your screen. • Lyoto and Shogun both agree that they need to fight again soon. Shogun mentions that they should coach against each other on TUF Brazil. Something...
A pair of exciting light heavyweight battles top the bill of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to FOX Saturday in Los Angeles.
Former UFC light heavyweight champions Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Lyoto Machida look to prove they deserve the next crack at Jon Jones as they take on prospective contenders Brandon Vera and Ryan Bader, respectively.
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