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Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

Born Lyoto Carvalho Machida
May 30, 1978 (1978-05-30) (age 31)
Salvador, Brazil
Other names The Dragon
Residence Belém, Brazil
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Division 205
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)[1]
Style Machida Karate / Shotokan, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sumo[2]
Stance Southpaw
Team Black House
Rank      black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
     3rd-dan black belt in Shotokan[3]
Years active 2003–present MMA
MMA record
Total 16
Wins 16
By knockout 5
By submission 2
By decision 9
Losses 0
Other information
Spouse Fabyola
Children 1
Official website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: October 28, 2009
.Lyoto Carvalho Machida (born May 30, 1978) is a Japanese Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Salvador, Brazil who fights as a light heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.^ May 24, 2009 by danielson Filed under MMA Videos , UFC Videos , Ultimate Fighting Championship , Videos .
  • Lyoto Machida | Dan's Muay Thai MMA 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC dansmuaythaimma.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC's Light Heavyweight divison .
  • Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans - Boxxet 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ He is currently ranked as the #1 light heavyweight fighter in the world and the #4 pound-for-pound fighter by Sherdog.
  • Lyoto Machida | ChaCha Answers 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: News]

.As of November 2009, Machida is undefeated in his professional MMA career.^ As of September 2009[update], Machida is undefeated in his professional MMA career, and in his UFC career has yet to lose a round.
  • Lyoto Machida | MMA | Blitzcorner 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.blitzcorner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As of June 2009[update], Machida is undefeated in his professional MMA career, and in his UFC career has yet to lose a round.
  • http://getglue.com/topics/p/lyoto_machida 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply Brooks Burmaster on November 1, 2009 at 10:28pm Brooks Burmaster visited Lyoto Machida on en.wikipedia.org Lyoto Machida November 1, 2009 at 10:28pm Reply 1000 Add a comment!
  • http://getglue.com/topics/p/lyoto_machida 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is currently ranked as the #1 light heavyweight fighter in the world and the #4 pound-for-pound fighter by Sherdog.^ The greatest heavyweight fighter in the world.
  • Machida-Shogun Just Item #1 on UFC's Growing List of Problems - Wisconsin MMA, BJJ, Judo, Wrestling, Muay Thai 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC wicombatsports.com [Source type: General]

^ Fighters.com’s December Light Heavyweight Rankings… .
  • Lyoto Machida | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

^ Fighters.com's December Light Heavyweight Rankings .
  • Lyoto Machida | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

[4][5]
.The son of a Japanese Shotokan karate master, Yoshizo Machida (町田 嘉三 Machida Yoshizō?), Machida holds an undefeated record that includes notable victories over Stephan Bonnar, Thiago Silva, Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua.^ Thiago Silva Machida Shogun when he's at 100%.
  • Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida confirmed. [Archive] - Boxing Fanatics Forum 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.boxingfanatics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yoshizo Machida: My son 'must' fight Anderson Silva .
  • Rashad Evans: Lyoto Machida is better than Rampage Jackson;Interested in Anderson Silva fight - MMA Mania 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida wants to fight Chuck Liddellnext - MMA Mania 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Yoshizo Machida: My son 'must' fight Anderson Silva - Online Gambling, Online Sportsbooks at Eye on Gambling provides Live Odds Sports News Free Picks Sports Betting and Gambling Odds Online at eog.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC forums.eog.com [Source type: General]

^ Mauricio Rua (2) Rashad Evans (5) Thiago Silva (8) Tito Ortiz (15) Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (43) Kazuhiro Nakamura (82) .
  • Lyoto Machida Mixed Martial Arts Record and Stats - Top Gun MMA 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.topgunmma.com [Source type: General]

.Machida utilizes a karate striking style that implements a wide Shotokan stance and an elusive strategy.^ Machida is noted for his controversial karate-influenced striking style that implements an unorthodox stance and an elusive strategy.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida is known for his Shotokan Karate striking style, and his unorthodox stance that allows him to be a very elusive fighter.
  • Lyoto Machida | Kick Ass MMA Directory 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.kickassmma.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida utilizes a karate-influenced striking style that implements an unorthodox stance and an elusive strategy.
  • Lyoto Machida | ChaCha Answers 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.chacha.com [Source type: News]

[6] .On May 23, 2009, Machida won the UFC light-heavyweight championship from the previously undefeated Rashad Evans by knockout in the second round.^ UFC's Light Heavyweight divison .
  • Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans - Boxxet 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida won rounds 2 and 3.
  • Lyoto Machida: ‘I put [Shogun] in danger three or four times’ : Five Ounces of Pain 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Since: 5/23/2009, UFC 98: Evans .vs.
  • Lyoto Machida - The MMA Boards 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.themmaboards.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Lyoto Machida also became the first light-heavyweight champion to carry out a successful title defense since Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.^ NY In the UFC, the champion of the light heavyweight division is Rashad Evans, and the top two challengers for the light heavyweight crown are Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto Machida.
  • Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans - Boxxet 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Video: Evans on first title defense .
  • Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans - Boxxet 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Early life

.Machida was born in the city of Salvador as the third son of the highly ranked head of the Brazilian branch of the Japan Karate Association,[8] Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida.^ Lyoto Machida was born in the city of Salvador as the third son of the highly ranked Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyoto's father is a Shotokan karate master.
  • Lyoto Machida | Kick Ass MMA Directory 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.kickassmma.com [Source type: General]

^ My father is a Japanese Shotokan karate Master, so I have been training karate with my family since I was three years old.
  • Lyoto Machida: AM Fighter Interview - AskMen.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lyoto Machida: AM Fighter Interview - AskMen.com Australia 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

[9] .Yoshizo moved to Brazil from Japan when he was 22 years old there he met and married Lyoto's mother, Ana.^ There are to many other fights at 215 to just throw your top fighters in 2 weight classes in to settle the mind of a crazy old man in brazil.
  • Machida's father wants son to fight A. Silva - CBSSports.com Message Boards 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.cbssports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of five sons of Yoshizo Machida, arguably Brazil's greatest karateka, Lyoto has as high a pedigree as anyone in his sport.
  • Lyoto Machida: It's crunch time for UFC's Karate Kid at UFC 94 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]

^ Male 22 years old RHONDDA VALLEYS United Kingdom Last Login: 11/6/2009 .
  • MySpace - Lyoto Machida - 22 - Male - RHONDDA VALLEYS - myspace.com/engraved_in_stone 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[10] Growing up in Belém, Lyoto began training in karate at the age of three and earned his black belt at the age of thirteen.^ Growing up in Belém, Machida began training in karate at the age of three and earned his black belt at the age of 13.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ My father is a Japanese Shotokan karate Master, so I have been training karate with my family since I was three years old.
  • Lyoto Machida: AM Fighter Interview - AskMen.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lyoto Machida: AM Fighter Interview - AskMen.com Australia 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC au.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyoto and Chinzo fought in a Karate Final 10 years ago in which Lyoto gave Chinzo a cheek scar that still exists today.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

[11] .He also began training in sumo at twelve and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at fifteen.^ He began training in sumo at 12 and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at 15.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Silva, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, has hinted he too is refining his game, but more on the mental side by learning from his mistakes and being “a smarter fighter.” .
  • Rashad Evans returns to action at UFC 108 - The Globe and Mail 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.theglobeandmail.com [Source type: General]

^ It looks likely that the karate/sumo/jiu jitsu expert may well do just that.
  • UFC 98: Lyoto Machida ushers in new light-heavyweight era in win over Rashad Evans - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.He won a number of amateur karate tournaments, including the 2001 Pan American Karate tournament.^ He won a number of amateur karate tournaments, including the 2001 Pan American Karate tournament.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ That trait has earned him several titles, including the 2001 Pan American Karate Champion and Brazilian Karate Champion.
  • Lyoto Machida | Kick Ass MMA Directory 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.kickassmma.com [Source type: General]

^ After earning his karate black belt at thirteen, he mastered a number of other martial arts disciplines, including sumo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL DVD'S 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.warrior-one.com [Source type: General]
  • Budovideos.com - Machida-Do Karate for Mixed Martial Arts 4 DVD Set with Lyoto Machida 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.budovideos.com [Source type: General]

[12]
.He was the runner-up in the 2000 Brazilian Sumo Championships in the 115 kg division.^ He was also the runner-up in the 2000 Brazilian Sumo Championships in the 115 kg division.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Of course he cross-trains everything, he has a Sumo background also, he used to compete in Sumo Brazilian championships.
  • Lyoto Machida's Style. IS NOT KARATE. - Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.sherdog.net [Source type: General]

^ And despite his lean figure, Lyoto was also a contender for the title in the 2000 Brazilian Sumo Championships, where he ended up placing second.
  • Lyoto Machida | Kick Ass MMA Directory 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.kickassmma.com [Source type: General]

.As an adult, he became Brazilian Champion twice, and placed second in the South American Championship.^ As an adult, he became Brazilian Champion twice, and placed 2nd in the South American Championship.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Mixed Martial Arts UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Karate Brazilian Champion twice 2nd in South American Championship Black Belt in Shotokan Karate Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Retrieved from " http://www.mmalinker.com/wiki/index.php/Lyoto_Machida " Views .
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

He defeated American black belt Jiu-Jitsu fighter Rafael Lovato Jr. at L.A. Sub X. .In addition to his sumo and karate achievements, he has a college degree in Physical Education.^ He also defeated American black belt Jiu-Jitsu fighter Rafael Lovato Jr. L.A. Sub X. In addition to his sumo and karate achievements, he has a college degree in Physical Education.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Aside from all of his successes in the ring, Lyoto has also earned a degree in Physical Education.
  • Lyoto Machida | Kick Ass MMA Directory 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.kickassmma.com [Source type: General]

.Lyoto's brother, Chinzo, is a Shotokan vice-champion (Australia 2006), losing only to number-one ranked Shotokan master Koji Ogata.^ Lyoto's brother, Chinzo, is a Shotokan vice-champion (Australia 2006), losing only to number-one ranked Shotokan master Koji Ogata.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Shinzo Machida may lack his younger brother’s mixed martial arts credentials, but he remains the only Brazilian to finish as high as second in the World Shotokan Karate Championships, having done so in Japan back in 2006.
  • Lyoto Machida | squabbles.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC squabbles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment Now Shinzo Machida (1-1), brother of Fighters.com and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion “Dragon” Lyoto Machida (16-0), is primed for a return to the sport in which his brother has risen to the ranks of champion.
  • Lyoto Machida | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

.Lyoto and Chinzo fought in a Karate Final 10 years ago in which Lyoto gave Chinzo a cheek scar that still exists today.^ Lyoto and Chinzo fought in a Karate Final 10 years ago in which Lyoto gave Chinzo a cheek scar that still exists today.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ At 0:51, Lyoto lands a light high kick and at 0:07, Shogun gave him a good left hand, a final shot in this round.
  • UFC 104: Lyoto "The Dragon" MACHIDA vs Mauricio "Shogun" RUA ~ A Day With Katty 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.daywithkatty.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pad Drills: Lyoto works with his brother, Chinzo, to illustrate 10 focus-pad drills and 11 Thai-pad drills for the viewer to practice.
  • Lyoto Machida-mixed-martial-arts 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.knucklepit.com [Source type: General]

.April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] His other brothers include Kenzo Machida, a TV journalist for one of Brazil's biggest TV stations, Take Machida and adopted brother Francisco Machida.^ His other brother, Kenzo Machida, is a TV journalist for one of Brazil's biggest TV stations.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyoto Machida: AM Fighter Interview askmen.com 5/22/2009 — Lyoto The Dragon Machida, hailing from Brazil, is a karate expert that has been a force to be reckoned with in the UFC due to his exceptional striking skills and overall elusive fighting style.

^ Round Machida\r\nRua looks to take the fight to Lyoto and in more dominant style than previously.
  • UFC 104: Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua – FIGHT VIDEO | MMA Hits - Mixed Martial Arts Videos And News, From UFC, Strikeforce, Dream, and More 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC mmahits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13]

Pro wrestling and early MMA

.In college, Machida met Japanese pro wrestler and promoter Antonio Inoki.^ In college, Machida met Japanese pro wrestler and promoter Antonio Inoki .
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ After permanently splitting with Inoki's failing promotion in early 2006, Machida signed with a newly revitalized World Fighting Alliance and began to compete in the United States.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

.Because he saw potential in Machida, Inoki took him as a protégé and billed him as an upcoming star.^ Seeing potential in Machida, Inoki took him as a protégé and billed him as an upcoming star.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ The only way I see Lesnar loosing that fight is if he doesn't hit Machida hard enough, because he's afraid he'll kill him.
  • One-on-One with Lyoto Machida - No BS MMA and Martial Arts 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.bullshido.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From what I saw from the fight Machida did land the harder strikes and after he did Shogun would go in for a takedown and fail thus Machida controlled where the fight took place.
  • Lyoto Machida: ‘I put [Shogun] in danger three or four times’ : Five Ounces of Pain 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC fiveouncesofpain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14][15] .Machida continued training by taking up Muay Thai in Thailand and wrestling at the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo in Tokyo.^ Machida continued training, taking up Muay Thai in Thailand and wrestling at the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo in Tokyo.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ A few fights previously David Heath also found himself lying on the cage floor after taking eight unanswered knees from Machida’s Muay Thai clinch, though he somehow managed to recover.
  • Lyoto Machida: Analyzing “The Dragon” : FIGHTOFTHENIGHT.COM 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.fightofthenight.com [Source type: General]

^ FIGHTING DISCIPLINES – Take down opponents and get the submission with a variety of mixed martial arts disciplines, including Judo, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Japanese media soon dubbed him "The Second Inoki." .Machida made his MMA debut in Inoki's New Japan Pro Wrestling: Ultimate Crush on May 2, 2003, being billed as simply "Lyoto", where he defeated journeyman Pancrase fighter Kengo Watanabe by decision.^ Machida made his MMA debut in Inoki's New Japan Pro Wrestling: Ultimate Crush on May 2, 2003, where he defeated journeyman Pancrase fighter Kengo Watanabe by decision.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ He looked more comfortable in his follow-up fight against future The Ultimate Fighter 1 runner-up Stephan Bonnar , whom he defeated by cut stoppage.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida continued training, taking up Muay Thai in Thailand and wrestling at the New Japan Pro Wrestling dojo in Tokyo.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

.He looked more comfortable in his follow-up fight against future The Ultimate Fighter 1 runner-up Stephan Bonnar, whom he defeated by cut stoppage.^ He looked more comfortable in his follow-up fight against future The Ultimate Fighter 1 runner-up Stephan Bonnar , whom he defeated by cut stoppage.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ With so many different facets to the sport of mixed martial arts however, both on standing up and on the ground, it’s rare to see a fighter going more ...
  • Lyoto Machida - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from BallHype 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have seen every Ultimate fighting event that has been shown, Pay-per-view, and the ultimate fighter television show.
  • 411mania.com: MMA - Cecil Peoples Explains Why Lyoto Machida Won At UFC 104 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.411mania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In his third fight, he faced 12–0 UFC veteran Rich Franklin as an underdog at Inoki Bom-ba-ye 2003.^ In his third fight, he faced 12-0 UFC veteran Rich Franklin as an underdog at Inoki Bom-ba-ye 2003.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 .
  • Lyoto Machida "The Dragon" (16-0-0) Official Mixed Martial Arts Record 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mixedmartialarts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ JB: Anderson has a title defense coming up next month against Rich Franklin at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Q&A with
    LYOTO MACHIDA | Jonathan Brown
    28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.fightbeat.com [Source type: General]

.Machida knocked out Franklin with strikes early in the second round.^ Lyoto Machida wins via Knock Out at 3:57 of round 2.
  • Lyoto Machida | Dan's Muay Thai MMA 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC dansmuaythaimma.com [Source type: General]

^ Rua by second round knock out!
  • Lyoto Machida to defend title against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104 in Los Angeles | MMAjunkie.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida by second round stoppage!
  • Lyoto Machida to defend title against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104 in Los Angeles | MMAjunkie.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.At 3–0, he began to fight in K-1's early MMA efforts, with wins against two high-ranked K-1 kickboxers, Michael McDonald and Sam Greco.^ At 3-0, he began to fight in K-1 's early MMA efforts, with wins against two high-ranked K-1 kickboxers, Michael McDonald and Sam Greco .
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ His cardio did not look very good in his fights with Brad Imes, Sam Hoger, Stephen Bonnar, and Michael Bisping.
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans: The Breakdown | Bleacher Report 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ As far as submissions go, two of Machida’s 15 fights have ended this way with Sokoudjou in the UFC and Michael McDonald earlier in his career being defeated by arm triangle choke and forearm choke respectively.
  • Lyoto Machida: Analyzing “The Dragon” : FIGHTOFTHENIGHT.COM 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.fightofthenight.com [Source type: General]

.In his last match with the K-1 organization, K-1 Hero's 1, he faced the current UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn, who was considered to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters at the time, but who came to the fight at a significant weight disadvantage.^ Top 10 Significant UFC Fights .

^ In his last match with the K-1 organization, K-1 Hero's 1, he faced the former UFC welterweight champion B.J. Penn , who was considered to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters at the time, but who came to the fight at a significant weight disadvantage.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Who ever would think BJ Penn would be the fightingest champion in the UFC at a time?
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua II targeted for May 1 in Montreal | MMAjunkie.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

.Machida landed the cleaner shots en route to an easy decision, but did not gain much recognition for the victory due to his unwillingness to finish the smaller fighter.^ Machida landed the cleaner shots en route to a decision, but did not gain much recognition for the victory due to his inability to finish the smaller fighter.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ Machida did land a few good shots, but Rua landed more.
  • Lyoto Machida Wiki page Pic 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.kfight.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If he dropped the weight and machida gained a couple pounds, there would be an easy decision to the style by Machida.
  • Dana White says Lyoto Machida vs Anderson Silva is possible | URDirt.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC urdirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.After permanently splitting with Inoki, Machida signed with a newly revitalized World Fighting Alliance and began to compete in the United States.^ After permanently splitting with Inoki's failing promotion in early 2006, Machida signed with a newly revitalized World Fighting Alliance and began to compete in the United States.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ I was a fan of machida’s when I saw him fight rich franklin, im not a newly made fan.
  • Lyoto Machida Set To Fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in First Title Defense | MMAFrenzy.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Machidas and Winky Wright's of the world are the guys that champions, with a reputation for putting on a good show, don't want to fight.

.In his American debut, Machida defeated Vernon White by unanimous decision at the WFA: King of the Streets event in Inglewood, California.^ In his American debut, Machida defeated Vernon White via unanimous decision at the WFA: King of the Streets event in Inglewood, California.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ He followed up with a main-card debut at UFC 76, winning a unanimous decision against David Heath .
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ However, Machida managed to escape and win a unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring 30-27 in his favor.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

.After the WFA went out of business for the second time, the UFC acquired Machida's contract.^ I think Machida has it the second time.
  • 'Shogun' Rua talks Lyoto Machida rematch:"I'm happy to fight again with (Machida), not because... - Bloody Elbow 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.bloodyelbow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After the WFA went out of business for the second time, the UFC acquired Machida's contract.
  • Lyoto Machida - FightWiki 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC www.mmalinker.com [Source type: General]

^ MMAchidafan on Nov 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm ET Machida will Knock him out this time!!
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua II targeted for May 1 in Montreal | MMAjunkie.com 28 January 2010 0:22 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Rise through the ranks

.Machida made his UFC debut on the preliminary card of UFC 67 against Sam Hoger and won by unanimous decision.^ NOBODY won a round against Machida.

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