Posts Tagged ‘Jones’

The Wait To See Who Lyoto Machida Is Pitted Against

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

It was Lyoto Machida who destroyed C.B. Dollaway last month at the UFC Fight Night 58 with a body kick before ending which was devastating enough. All this happened in the first round only. Even though the win doesn’t give him the immediate chance at the title, it will surely start his journey back up the line after he dropped a decision to Chris Weidman the 185-pound champion last summer.

The question that lies now are about who is the next person on the line? As the middleweight division is more like a rifle with talent, the obvious target is Luke Rockhold. Rockhold tweeted after the victory of Machida that he looked great and after Rockhold achieved the guillotine victory at the UFC Fight Night over the match against Michael Bisping last month, he tweeted to Dana White that he is ready whenever he is. (more…)

Machida Jones Round 1 UFC 140

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Lyoto Machida Online video Score: 4 / 5

MACHIDA FACE OFF WITH JONES

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Lyoto Machida, the former UFC light heavy weight champion has recently been defeated by Jon Jones and this match created a great deal of controversy as Jon had just left the lifeless body of Machida on the ground after the submission win. There have been talks going around saying that Jon has been highly unprofessional and unsporting by trying to perform such an act. Lyoto Machida on the other hand has added to his number of losses which have turned out to be 3 so far out of the total 20 appearances that he has made. Out of the 17 wins 6 out them were ended by a knock out while the rest were just by submission or by decision.

Lyoto Machida made his debut with the UFC in his match against Sam Hoger at the UFC 67 and managed to end up in a victory. He went on to successively win future matches as well and hence began to create a name for him in the fighting industry.

Lyoto has developed a unique an unorthodox style when he fights in the MMA and makes use of a number of combined elements that he had picked up during his training in the early years.

His list of achievements and awards are quite a few in number and they have been achieved from a wide array of background which include those from Martial arts, Mixed Martial Arts. He has been awarded the 2009 MMA fighter of the year and also selected as the knockout of the night on three occasions. Besides these, Lyoto Machida has also won the Fight of the night award once and the Best fighter ESPN award in the year 2009. He has a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and a 3rd Dan Black belt in Shotokan Karate.

MACHIDA READY FOR JONES

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Lyoto Machida was considered by the MMA world to be an unstoppable force not so long ago in the light heavyweight division. His first claim to fame was his fight with Thiago Silva in which he knocked him out just moments away from the end of their fight. This was in the year of 2009, January. He then was given a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight championship. Lyoto Machida pounced on this opportunity and knocked out Rashad Evans in the second round itself.

His knockout of Rashad Evans was commented upon by Joe Rogan as the dawn of the “The Machida Era”. It did look like he was going to reign over in his decision but that was put to end by the Mauricio Rua. He shattered the aura around Lyoto Machida and found the weak spots in his armour.

Machida then also lost a very close fight to Quinton Jackson which was considered by many to be his final nail in the coffin. He then gained back his reputation after a brilliant front face lick knockout of Randy Couture in the month of April. He then found himself facing Jones at the UFC 140 for the title. He announced that he was very determined to regain his title, having once tasted the sweet taste of being the number one in the business.

Lyoto Machida has been training very hard for the fight and has full confidence in himself. In order to win back the title he will have to face the 23 year sensation Jones, a very strong and formidable opponent. He is a very unorthodox fighter and his moves just cannot be predicted hence making the prospect of fighting him really difficult. Lyoto Machida has been quoted as saying that he has been studying his fights carefully on order to fully understand and comprehend what he is actually against.