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All Aboard The Chris Weidman Bandwagon

After middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) quickly disposed of Vitor Belfort Saturday at UFC 187, a feat Weidman promised to accomplish prior to their long-awaited showdown, he has now posted three straight title defenses. However, practically nobody in the sports world outside of MMA knows who he is. Even MMA fans seem to look at Weidman as merely a placeholder until...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman wants his next fight at Madison Square Garden in New York

Following his latest title defense over Vitor Belfort at UFC 187, middleweight champion Chris Weidman only has one request for his next fight and it's to be part of the card that's currently rumored to land in New York City at Madison Square Garden in December. The date and location for the show have already been booked, but the UFC is still waiting on the state of New York to actually...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman was not happy UFC nearly introduced an interim title

As tough as it's been to wait on the UFC middleweight title to be defended again, it's been even harder on champion Chris Weidman. The undefeated title holder has been out of action since last July when he defeated Lyoto Machida for the second defense of his belt since taking it from Anderson Silva in 2013. He was scheduled to face top ranked contender Vitor Belfort in December 2014...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero set for June 27th

For the first time in his UFC career, Lyoto Machida’s future as a legitimate contender doesn’t look very promising since the former light heavyweight champion suffered a second-round, submission-loss to Luke Rockhold in April. But before Machida is written-off as a respected contender and limited to a life of legacy-building bouts, the UFC has given ”The Dragon” another...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida Vs Yoel Romero To Headline TUF Brazil 4 Finale

A major middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero is set to headline the TUF Brazil 4 Finale in Florida on June 27th. as a result, the previously announced headliner for the show between Rick Story and Erick Silva will now move to the co-main event slot on the card. Machida is coming off a second round submission loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC On FOX 15 last month. ...
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero headlines UFC Fight Night in Florida

Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will get back in action on June 27 as part of a new UFC Fight Night card landing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. as he faces Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero in the main event. UFC officials announced the fight early on Friday. The co-main event has also been confirmed as Rick Story takes on Erick...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero Now Headline UFC Fight Night 70

Sorry, Erick Silva and Rick Story, you no longer get top billing at UFC Fight Night 70. On Friday, the UFC announced a middleweight shootout between former top contender Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Yoel Romera will now headline the June 27 event. Silva and Story now serve as the night’s co-featured attraction. That’s not the only change the card will undergo. Instead of taking...
Via 5thRound.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockhold-Souza rematch should be UFC’s top middleweight priority

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY SportsWhile multiple winning streaks and impressive victories over many of the sport’s best litter the resumes of countless UFC-contenders, there’s some things that a fighter can do to instantly separate himself from almost anyone that’s not holding a belt. Facing former light heavyweight king Lyoto Machida in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC on...
Via Sports-Glory
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 15 Medical Suspensions

The UFC On FOX 15 medical suspensions list is out and shows a number of fighters facing an indefinite suspension after their bouts on Saturday night in New Jersey. That includes defeated headliner Lyoto Machida who was clearly rocked by the end of the first round of his fight with Luke Rockhold and struggled to recover in the second, which explains why he’s out indefinitely until...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold Handles Lyoto Machida, Earns 2nd Round Submission Victory.

Luke Rockhold made a statement for a title shot Satruday Night with a 2nd round submission win over Lyoto Machida. (Mandatory Credit: USA Today) Luke Rockhold (14-2) wanted to make a statement against Lyoto Machida (22-6) Saturday Night – and he did by shutting the former light-heavyweight champion down in under 2 rounds.  ‘The Dragon’ had little to offer Rockhold in the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockhold submits Machida, calls out Weidman for UFC MSG debut

After his complete annihilation of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida last night in New Jersey, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold called out the current UFC 185 lbs champion in his post-fight interview. Did you hear my walkout song? I’m the best around. Look, I did my part. Weidman, you go do your part. We’re gonna take this across the way,...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman: Luke Rockhold Is In Trouble

It was an odd panel FOX assembled moments after Luke Rockhold dominated Lyoto Machida on Saturday night. Sitting alongside host Curt Menefee was Daniel Cormier, who minutes earlier was cornering his buddy Rockhold, and reigning UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who could very well be facing Rockhold before the year is out. Former UFC middleweight Brian Stann was also along...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockhold, Holloway, Villante and Anderson Win Bonuses at UFC on FOX 15

Following UFC on FOX 15, UFC president Dana White awarded Luke Rockhold (pictured), Max Holloway, Gian Villante and Corey Anderson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. Rockhold put on the performance of his life by dominating Lyoto Machida in the show’s featured contest. Rockhold’s showing was good enough for one “Performance of the Night”...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke Rockhold chokes out Lyoto Machida

Luke Rockhold (pictured) may have entered Saturday’s scrap against Lyoto Machida as the fourth ranked UFC middleweight, but he likely left the cage as the division’s top contender. Sorry, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.  Machida fell to the mat in the opening round after eating a punch (it also looked like he slipped at the same time), but “The Dragon” was never able to recover...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Results: Luke Rockhold Submits Lyoto Machida In Round 2

NEWARK, N.J. — Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza may currently be the number one middleweight contender after his Saturday co-main event win over Chris Camozzi, but come Monday, when the updated rankings are revealed, the man in line for a shot at the 185-pound belt may very well be Luke Rockhold, who dominated Lyoto Machida in the main event at Prudential Center before submitting him...
Via NESN.com
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold submits Lyoto Machida, makes case for title shot

NEWARK -- Luke Rockhold wanted to make a statement on Saturday night to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the No. 1 contender in the UFC middleweight division. Consider it mission accomplished. Rockhold faced former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in the main event of FOX UFC Fight Night from New Jersey and it took him less than two rounds to put the Brazilian...
Via Fox Sports
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com. The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 11PM ET/8PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Lyoto Machida, Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Paige VanZant, Helice Herrig and the...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold Submits Lyoto Machida At UFC On FOX 15

Luke Rockhold almost made it look easy tonight in the main event of UFC On FOX 15 as he rocked Lyoto Machida with ground and pound in the opening round and then capitalized on his still seemingly dazed opponent in the second with a rear-naked choke submission. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Machida with the first flurry of punches in the fight, though nothing...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Live Results

“UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold” will be jumping off Saturday inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT. FOX will handle everything else from there. The remaining four prelims air at 6PM ET/3PM PT. The main card begins immediately after at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Former...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Complete Betting Odds

An intriguing middleweight fight goes down tonight at UFC on FOX 15. Former top contender Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Luke Rockhold battle for the possibility of gaining next in line status. Machida will be entering the shootout as a slight +145 underdog. Rockhold, meanwhile, checks in as nearly a 2-1 odds-on favorite. The featured attraction should be a barnburner. What isn...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night New Jersey: Machida-Rockhold Official Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night New Jersey, which is headlined by the middleweight bouts between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold and between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Chris Camozzi, airs live on FOX from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Four preliminary bouts will air live on FOX at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT, and the first three prelims of the night will...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 15 ‘Machida vs. Rockhold’ weigh-in results & replay

Here are the official weigh-in results and replay for tomorrow nights UFC on FOX 15 event that took place just moments ago in Newark, New Jersey. Main Card (FOX – 8 p.m.) • Middleweight Main Event: Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185) • Middleweight Bout: Ronaldo Souza (186) vs. Chris Camozzi (185) • Featherweight Bout: Cub Swanson (145) vs. Max Holloway (146) •...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Live Weigh-In Results

Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold” event will be tipping the scale today inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 4PM ET/1PM PT. Luke Rockhold (pictured) and Lyoto Machida battle...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 4PM ET/1PM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold” take place today inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. A potential middleweight top contender bout between Lyoto Machida (pictured) and Luke Rockhold headlines...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 15 Pre-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find a collection of UFC On FOX 15 pre-fight interviews with all eight main card fighters including headliners Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold. Lyoto Machida: Luke Rockhold: ‘Jacare’ Souza: Chris Camozzi: Cub Swanson: Max Holloway: Paige VanZant: Felice Herrig: Props: MMAfighting.com
Via Fight Of The Night
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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