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Shogun Now Fights OSP At UFC Fight Night 56 After Jimi Manuwa Pulls Out

A little over a week until UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil the event now has a new headliner after Jimi Manuawa was forced to pull out after breaking his foot. As a result his intended opponent Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will now fight short notice replacement Ovince St. Preux. It’s a big fight for OSP who’s coming off a unanimous decision loss to Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 47...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Weidman vs Belfort To Be Rescheduled for UFC 184 in LA

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been sidelined by injuries since his July victory over Lyoto Machida but the long awaited matchup against Vitor “No More TRT” Belfort is back on the radar. MMAjunkie.com has the scoop on the UFC talks: A middleweight title fight between champ Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort is likely headed to Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Fights CB Dollaway At UFC Fight Night 58

CB Dollaway’s recent form in the Octagon has just earned him the biggest fight of his career as he’s now been lined up to face Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil. Machida is coming off a five round decision loss in his middleweight title clash with current champion Chris Weidman. It was a competitive fight though and ‘The Dragon’ still has aspirations to reach...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida takes on C.B. Dollaway in UFC’s final event of 2014

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced a major fight this afternoon that will have huge stakes in the middleweight division. In the UFC’s final event of the year on December 20th in Brazil, Lyoto Machida will return to the Octagon as he takes on rising contender C.B. Dollaway. Ronda announced the fight via the UFC Brazil Twitter: .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachidafw...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Meets CB Dollaway in Brazil

As expected, Lyoto Machida (pictured) will battle CB Dollaway when the UFC returns to Brazil in December. UFC officials announced the tango Wednesday via Twitter. The location and exact date were not reported, nor if the middleweight affair will headline the show. However, given Machida’s stature in his homeland of Brazil, it’s highly likely. Machida is looking to bounce back...
Via 5thRound.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida draws C.B. Dollaway in Brazil this December

Following weeks of speculation, a middleweight bout pitting Lyoto Machida versus C.B. Dollaway is finally official with the two fighters set to square off on December 20 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC officials announced the matchup via Twitter on Wednesday. Machida (21-5) returns to the Octagon for the first time since losing to middleweight champion Chris Weidman in July in...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 29, 2014  |  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
August 28, 2014  |  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
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 20, 2014  |  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: 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

Trial by Fire, Chris Weidman deserves champion respect following win over Machida at UFC 175

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has had the misfortune of his infant title reign besmirched by dismissive fight fans that saw him as nothing more than a man who was lucky enough to capture lightning in a bottle.  There is a type of stigma that affixes itself to fighters in Weidman’s position; the young challenger that makes a legendary champion look mortal.  Despite two...
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Weidman vs Machida Fight Highlights

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

Chris Weidman Decisions Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 (Video Highlights)

As expected, Saturday’s middleweight title tilt between champion Chris Weidman (pictured) and Lyoto Machida was highly competitive. However, that doesn’t mean the scrap wasn’t one-sided. When the dust settled on their shootout, Weidman retained his hardware on the strength of a (49-45, 48-47, 49-46) unanimous decision. One judge awarded Weidman a 10-8 round in the third. I’m...
Via 5thRound.com
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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