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Luke Rockhold To Fight Lyoto Machida Next, Not Michael Bisping

The rivalry building between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping will have to be left simmering for now as the UFC are believed to be targeting a fight between the former Strikeforce middleweight champion and Lyoto Machida next instead. “Michael Bisping is ranked number eight in the world. Rockhold is number five,” White said on UFC.com. “They’ll meet each other anyway eventually...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget About Michael Bisping, UFC Targeting Luke Rockhold vs. Lyoto Machida

Luke Rockhold (pictured) vs. Michael Bisping seems like a match made in MMA heaven. Unfortunately for fanboys across the globe, UFC president Dana White has other plans. White would like to pit Rockhold against Lyoto Machida. “We’re looking at Rockhold-Machida in Brazil. That’s what we’re looking at,” White told UFC.com. White didn’t say when the middleweights would...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Vs Luke Rockhold In The Works

A middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold is in the works for later this year at an as yet unspecified event. Machida is coming off a unanimous decision loss in his bid to take the middleweight title from Chris Weidman. The former light-heavyweight champion did have his moments in that encounter with the champion though and he still believes that a few good wins...
Via Fight Of The Night
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold possible for later this year

Two of the best middleweights in the world appear to be on a collision course with Lyoto Machida and Luck Rockhold both angling for a fight later this year. According to UFC Tonight correspondent Daniel Cormier, who is a teammate of Rockhold's at the American Kickboxing Academy, preliminary talks are underway to matchup the former Strikeforce middleweight champion against Machida...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Eager To Return, Preferably Against Luke Rockhold

Lyoto Machida came up short in his big to win the UFC’s middleweight title at UFC 175, losing out my unanimous decision to Chris Weidman, but he did have his moments in the fight, particularly in the championship rounds, and he still believes he can work his way back to the top if he plays his cards right. “They might give me two or three fights before another title shot, or...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Is Granted License, Will Face Chris Weidman At UFC 181 In December

Vitor Belfort was a granted a license on Wednesday morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a unanimous vote. The NSAC told Belfort that he cannot fight before the month of December, has to have his next fight in Las Vegas and will have to subject himself to random blood and urine testing at anytime, anywhere. NSAC also told Belfort that he will have to pay for the testing...
Via Between The Ropes
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Lyoto Machida versus Anderson Silva the UFC’s Manny Paquiao and Floyd Mayweather?

The one fight we will not see in boxing that we should is Manny Paquiao versus Floyd Mayweather. We never will see it and it breaks my fight fan heart. The MMA fight we did not get was Anderson Silva versus Lyoto Machida in their primes. The reasons these fights did not and will not happen are very different. It is all about the “Money” man The reason we will not see the boxers...
Via Fight Booth
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 175 Weidman vs Machida

From The Two Sheds Review: UFC 175 Weidman vs Machida The Octagon is our next destination look back at Lyoto Machida’s attempt to become the third two weight champion in company history at UFC 175, shown in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on BT Sport here in Britain. The show began with bantamweight action as Marcus Brimage faced Russell Doane. The first three rounder...
Via TWNP-Wrestling News & Information
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: BJ Penn the prodigy no more

As we grow older there is times in our lives where we come to the realization that things change, and nothing last forever. Around 10 years old we realize that fat men with bags of presents don’t fit down the chimney. At 13 we figure out that girls really aren’t that icky. At 21 we realize that being an adult isn’t all its cracked up to be. And at The Ultimate Fighter 19...
Via isportsweb.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida’ Salaries Released

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida” event. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, pocketing a total of $450,000. Half of Weidman’s paycheck came via win bonus for his decision victory over Lyoto Machida in the main...
Via 5thRound.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Lyoto Machida * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Hoger) – $36,000 UFC 70 – Apr 21/07 – W (Heath) – $40,000 UFC 76 – Sep 22/07 – W (Nakamura) – $50,000 UFC 79 – Dec 29/07 […]
Via MMA Manifesto
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 175 Medical Suspensions

The medical suspensions list for last weekend’s UFC 175 event has now been released and shows that despite the fact that Lyoto Machida had more visible damage on Saturday night, it was actually the defending champion Chris Weidman who suffered the more significant damage overall. Weidman has suspected injuries to the left side of his jaw, his right elbow, ribs and ankle that could...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 175: The good, the bad and the ugly

UFC 175, headlined by Chris Weidman versus Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, went down last Saturday in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay events center. Man was it a good one, actually good is an understatement. UFC 175 was filled with epic moments, reaffirming some fighters places at the top while giving other fighters a chance to show what they are truly made of, even if that means literally...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Leads UFC 175 Salaries

Chris Weidman made the second defense of his UFC middleweight championship defeating Lyoto Machida on Saturday night at UFC 175. The New York native got paid a hefty sum for his night’s work. BetweenTheRopes.com received the salaries from UFC 175 and Weidman led all fighters making $450,000 for his efforts, with $225,000 to show and another $225,000 in win bonus money. Machida...
Via Between The Ropes
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video Highlights Of Chris Weidman Defeating Lyoto Machida At UFC 175

Chris Weidman proved the doubters wrong Saturday night as he defeated Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 175 to retain the UFC middleweight title. It was a more entertaining fight that people were anticipating, with moments where Machida and Weidman had their fair share of exciting moments. BetweenTheRopes.com scored the fight for Weidman, 49-46. Watch the highlights of Weidman’s...
Via Between The Ropes
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman puts finishing touches on historic first year as middleweight champ

On a night that will undoubtedly be remembered as one of his greatest, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman outlasted one of the sport’s most elusive contenders on the way to retaining his title with a five-round, unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida. Constantly moving forward in order to limit Machida’s unorthodox approach, Weidman set the tone early with a series of...
Via Sports-Glory
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman defeats Lyoto Machida at UFC 175

Las Vegas NV, the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) world came to Las Vegas in Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center to witness an very interesting matchup for the UFC Middleweight championship between Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida and the co main event for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship between undefeated champion Ronda Rousey against […]
Via Philly Sports Live
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Weidman vs Machida Fight Highlights

Video: Highlights: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida
Via MMA Manifesto
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 175 Weidman vs. Machida: Five lessons learned

4th of July weekend means the UFC is in Las Vegas for International Fight Week. Two titles were up for grabs when Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman took on Lyoto Machida, who had the opportunity to become just the third fighter in UFC history to hold belts in two weight classes.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Decisions, Domination, and a Doctor’s Call

As the temperatures outside continued to rise and the US celebrated its independence on July 4th, the UFC delivered two cards and its fan expo emanated from Las Vegas, Nevada. The action inside the octagon had to be top notch in order to live up to expectations. The UFC 175 card boasted two gaudy title fights that in the end would live up to expectations for very different reasons...
Via Ring Kings
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Says He Wants His Title Shot

Vitor Belfort was supposed to face Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship instead of Lyoto Machida. Belfort though had to bow out of the fight when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT use and he needed time to regroup his body. Belfort was scheduled to fight Chael Sonnen on tonight’s UFC 175 pending getting his license, but Sonnen failed a random drug test...
Via Between The Ropes
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman And Ronda Rousey Highlight UFC 175 Bonuses

In the main event of UFC 175 tonight, Chris Weidman defeated Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision to retain the UFC middleweight championship. The co-main event had Ronda Rousey retaining the UFC women’s bantamweight title battering Alexis Davis 16 seconds into the first round. During tonight’s UFC 175 press conference, president Dana White announced bonuses for the show. ...
Via Between The Ropes
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weidman, Machida, Rousey score bonuses at UFC 175

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Rob Font and UFC women’s bantemweight champion each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida.” Chris Weidman successfully defending his 185-pound title against former light heavyweight champ...
Via 5thRound.com
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Beats Lyoto Machida By Decision At UFC 175

Chris Weidman successfully defended his middleweight title tonight in the main event of UFC 175, fending off the challenge of Lyoto Machida to earn a unanimous decision victory. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway with a tough of the gloves. Weidman with a head kick attempt immediately that misses the target. Machida circling the cage and Weidman lands a leg kick...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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