Posts Tagged ‘Henderson’


Saturday, June 17th, 2017

It’s now official – the highly anticipated bantamweight title fight between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw has now been scrapped from the July 8th UFC 213 event that was to hold in Las Vegas.

The show will now have an interim middleweight belt up for grabs.

Garbrandt, the 135-lb champion is currently suffering from a back injury. However, despite recent stem cell treatment carried out on him in Germany, there would just not be enough time for him to get into fighting shape for his first title defense which would be coming up in a little over a month’s time.

In place of the now scrapped event, a new fight has been announced. Current No.1 contender Yoel Romero will now face off No.3 ranked Robert Whittaker in the new 185lb interim title fight.

For Romero, he had been briefly tagged in a fight with Michael Bisping, the current middleweight champion. However, the UFC decided to bring the interim belt into play after Bisping revealed that he would not be able to participate due to a knee injury which he was suffering. (more…)


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By giving grapplers the kind of star treatment only found in the MMA world, the professional jiu-jitsu promotion has made a name for itself as more and more MMA fighters join in the competition.

From the local smallest shows to the UFC, upcoming fighters and veterans alike are now discovering that there is money to be made in professional grappling whether you are getting punched in the face or not.

A major reason why the Fight to Win event has become so popular among fighters in the MMA is that Seth Daniels, its CEO has quite diverse knowledge on how to run a show that appeals to both fans and practitioners of combat sport. (more…)


Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

After being put out of the game by what seems to be a long suspension, UFC fighter Lyoto Machida has predicted that when he makes his return to the ring things would have changed a great deal.

The former UFC champion who has been sidelined, has just recently accepted the 18 month sanction placed on him following his violation of anti doping policy, he believes that in the interim, Jacare is very likely to be in line for the UFC title.

His ban has put him out for quite a while, he has been out of the fray for a year, and in his absence, the UFC middle weight divisions seems to have become even more hectic. The former champion would not be returning anytime soon either as its going to be another year before his sanctions is lifted. His last fight was in July 2015 where he encountered a brutal loss; Machida was defeated by Yoel Romero by a knockout at UFC fight night 70.

Before his admission of substance use, Machida was scheduled to go Up against Dan Henderson on fox 19 in April of this year but was quickly removed soon after. Machida who is ranked as the number 9 fighter I USA TODAY middle weight rankings, admitted to the use of a contraband substance 7 keto dehydroepiandrosterone (7-keto-DHEA), which is an enhancing hormonal supplement. (more…)

Kennedy wants Lyoto Machida fight

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Veteran Strike Force, Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC and military man Tim Kennedy may not be done with his Mixed Martial Arts career just yet, according to reports from UFC Tonight.

The last time the 35 year old entered into the cage in the UFC was in September 2014 when he suffered a knockout defeat at the hands of Yoel Romero Palacio at UFC 178 under extremely controversial circumstances.

And obviously, that defeat had an effect on the psyche of the American Sergeant and he does not want to bow out of the sport on the back of a defeat and feels that he has one more fight left in him. The opponent that Kennedy has in mind for that fight is former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

And as if that alone was not exciting enough, Kennedy wants to insert a little stipulation – the loser of the fight will have to pack his bags up and leave the UFC.

The Brazilian recently suffered a heavy defeat in a match for the number one contender’s slot for the UFC Middleweight Championship to Luke Rockhold via submission. Kennedy is currently in South Africa where he is filming a new television show and he has plenty of room in his schedule in the fall for a showdown against Lyoto Machida. (more…)

UFC 157 – Dan Henderson x Lyoto Machida

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Lyoto Machida Online video Rating: / five

Machida wants to knock Dan Henderson out

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida would love to knock out Dan Henderson, but the task is easier said than done. Henderson enters the match against the Brazilian having never been knocked out in his professional Mixed Martial Arts career and with only three losses via submission in his professional career spanning 37 fights. Machida and Henderson are set to go head to head against each other at UFC 157 on the 23rd of February at the Honda Centre in Anaheim, California, United States of America. The match will be the co-main event of the night.

Speaking to, the Brazilian stated that whenever he goes into a match, he always does wants to give it his best shot, thinking that if he does, he will be able to achieve his goal. And this time, the goal that Lyoto Machida has set for himself is to end the fight as quickly as possible, and there are only two ways that can be possible – he has to either knock Henderson out or make him submit. But even The Dragon knows that he will have his work cut out against one of the most stubborn fighters in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

Henderson on the other hand, will be making his first appearance inside the Octagon of the UFC in almost 15 months. He was set to get a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship but a freak knee injury forced him out of the match.

Lyoto Machida, a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion dropped his title belt back in 2010, and after that loss, he has had four fights, winning two and losing two, with both the wins coming by technical knockout in the second round and he will look for a repeat against Henderson.

Machida to fight Dan Henderson at UFC 156

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC had hinted previously that Dan Henderson would be line to face the Brazilian Light Heavyweight fighter Lyoto Machida in his next fight and it seems that it is what is transpiring. Although no official announcement has been made yet, it is almost certain that The Dragon will go head to head with Henderson at UFC 156 during Super Bowl weekend at Las Vegas in Nevada, United States of America.

This fight will go a long way in determining the #1 contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and who gets to fight the champion for the title. The current champion Jon Jones is all set to square off against former UFC Middleweight Championship contender Chael Sonnen in April at the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter 17. The announcement of the match was made by Henderson himself and he seemed extremely excited at the prospect of facing the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. (more…)


Monday, April 16th, 2012

Lyoto Machida is currently training himself to recover from the elbow injury after the loss to light heavy weight champion Jon Jones. He is constantly going through a fitness regime and hopes to become perfectly fit as soon as possible. However, once he reaches the fitness level, he does not want to waste any time thinking of his opponent and who he wants to fight. His is the basic reason why he managed to give his decision to fight Dan Henderson once he recovers back to full health and fitness.

The basic reason why the Dragon wants to fight Dan is because he feels that Dan is a legend in his sport. After the loss to the reigning champ Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida wants to fight someone who has been known in the arena for quite some time. Having to fight a legend like Dan will help him understand his level and it will be a match where Lyoto himself can judge his skills which will be put to test in the most rigid manner. Lyoto Machida should be fine in a few weeks and once he feels he is satisfied with him, he will ask for the fight. Moreover, he also has plans of entering the middle weight division and making a name for himself there as well. However before he manages to do anything, he needs that one win which will get him back the fame and popularity from his fans. And what better way to get it, than defeating the legend in the sport, Dan Henderson. The match will probably be scheduled in the month of April or May in all probability.

Henderson also has quite a few matches lined up in his list, where he will be fighting Antonio Rogerio, after which he will move on to fight Jon Jones. This is only if Rashad Evans backs out of the game and does not turn up for the event. The schedule for both these fighters needs to be planned accordingly so that both are in an agreement to fight it out on stage and get the fight started. It will definitely bring quite a huge crowd who will love to see the legend fight Lyoto Machida, known as the Dragon. Both of them are quite popular in their own ways and this is one of the reasons why there is going to be a huge fan following.