Lyoto Carvalho Machida (Lyoto Machida) (born May 30, 1978)is a Brazilian-Japanese mixed martial arts fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight category. Machida has been a UFC light heavyweight champion on one occasion. On November 9, 2017, Machida is ranked No.14 in the official UFC rankings. Machida was born in the city of Salvador deBahia, in Brazil,as the teacher’s third son in Karate-Do style shotokan 8 Dan Japan Karate Association or (JKA) Yoshizo Machida. Lyoto, who grew up in Belémbegan training Karate-Do at the age of three and won his black ribbon at the age of thirteen. He also started training 12 years and Brazilian jiu-jitsu since the age of fifteen. He then continued to train in Muay Thai with Marco Ruas and in shoot wrestling with Kazuyuki Fujita on the New Japan Pro Wrestling fight board in Tokyo, directed by Antonio Inoki, who was personally Lyoto’s mentor during this time. Machida made his MMA debut under the stage name LYOTO (all in capital letters) at the big Ultimate Crush event, in which he defeated Kengo Watanabe by unanimous decision. Lyoto Machida UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Machida made his UFC debut in 2007 in the UFC 67 event against Sam Hoger. Machida defeated Hoger by unanimous decision. He continued his winning streak on the main underlining of UFC 70 where he won by unanimous decision to DavidHeath. He faced judo practitioner and veteran Kazuhiro Nakamura at UFC 76. Machida won by unanimous decision and Nakamura tested positive for steroids. At UFC 79,Machida faced Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou,a judo practitioner who had earned his UFC debut after claiming the two fastest knockout victories in PRIDE against veterans Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona. Machida noted his first submission by making Sokoudjou surrender with arm triangle strangulation in the second round. Machida faced former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 84 on May 24, 2008. Machida defeated Ortiz by unanimous decision. At UFC 94,Machida faced the also undefeated and with his same record (13-0) ThiagoSilva. Machida defeated Silva by knockout with a second of the first round missing. After the event, Machida won the Knockout of the Nightaward. Machida continued his KOs streak when he knocked out Rashad Evans at UFC 98 thus winning the UFC light heavyweight championship. After the event, Machida won the Knockout of the Night award for the second time in a row. Record in mixed martial arts:
Opponent Victory 24–8 Vitor Belfort KO (front kick) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 2 1:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Victory 23–8 Eryk Anders Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders February 3, 2018 5 5:00 Belém, Brazil Defeat 22–8 Derek Brunson KO (hits) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 1 2:30 SaoPaulo, Brazil Defeat 22–7 Yoel Romero KO (elbows) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero June 27, 2015 3 1:38 Hollywood, Florida Defeat 22–6 Luke Rockhold Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold April 18, 2015 2 2:31 Newark, New Jersey Victory 22–5 C.B. Dollaway TKO (body kick and bumps) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway December 20, 2014 1 1:02 Barueri Performance of the Night. Defeat 21–5 Chris Weidman Decision (unanimous) UFC 175 July 5, 2014 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada For the UFC MiddleweightChampionship; Fight of the Night. Victory 21–4 Gegard Mousasi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 5 5:00 Jaraguá do Sul Fight of the Night. Victory 20–4 Mark Munoz KO (head kick) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz October 26, 2013 1 3:10 Manchester Middleweight debut; Knockout of the Night. Defeat 19–4 Phil Davis Decision (unanimous) UFC 163 August 3, 2013 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro Victory 19–3 Dan Henderson Decision (split) UFC 157 February 23, 2013 3 5:00 Anaheim, California Victory 18–3 Ryan Bader KO (hit) UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. No. Vera August 4, 2012 2 1:32 Los Angeles, California Defeat 17–3 Jon Jones Technical submission (stand guillotine choke) UFC 140 December 10, 2011 2 4:26 Toronto For the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship; Fight of the Night. Victory 17–2 Randy Couture KO (front kick) UFC 129 April 30, 2011 2 1:03 Toronto Knockout of the Night; KO of the Year (2011). Defeat 16–2 Quinton Jackson Decision (split) UFC 123 November 20, 2010 3 5:00 Auburn Hills, Michigan Defeat 16–1 Maurício Rua KO (hits) UFC 113 May 8, 2010 1 3:35 Montreal He lost the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship. Victory 16–0 Maurício Rua Decision (unanimous) UFC 104 October 24, 2009 5 5:00 Los Angeles, California He defended the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship. Victory 15–0 Rashad Evans KO (hits) UFC 98 May 23, 2009 2 3:57 Las Vegas, Nevada He won the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship; Knockout of the Night. Victory 14–0 Thiago Silva KO (hits) UFC 94 January 31, 2009 1 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada Knockout of the Night. Victory 13–0 Tito Ortiz Decision (unanimous) UFC 84 May 24, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada Victory 12–0 Rameau Sokoudjou Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 79 December 29, 2007 2 4:20 Las Vegas, Nevada Victory 11–0 Kazuhiro Nakamura Decision (unanimous) UFC 76 September 22, 2007 3 5:00 Anaheim, California Victory 10–0 David Heath Decision (unanimous) UFC 70 April 21, 2007 3 5:00 Manchester Victory 9–0 Sam Hoger Decision (unanimous) UFC 67 February 3, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada UFC debut. Victory 8-0 Vernon White Decision (unanimous) WFA: King of the Streets July 22, 2006 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California Victory 7-0 Dimitri Wanderley TKO (exhaustion) Jungle Fight 6 April 29, 2006 3 3:24 Rio de Janeiro Victory 6-0 B.J. Penn Decision (unanimous) K-1 Hero’s 1 March 26, 2005 3 5:00 Saitama Victory 5-0 Sam Greco Decision (split) K-1 MMA ROMANEX May 22, 2004 3 5:00 Saitama Victory 4-0 Michael McDonald Submission (forearm choke) K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata March 14, 2004 1 2:30 Saitama Victory 3-0 Rich Franklin KO (head kick and bumps) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003-Inoki Festival December 31, 2003 2 1:03 Kobe Victory 2–0 Stephan Bonnar TKO (cutting) Jungle Fight 1 September 13, 2003 1 4:21 Manaus Victory 1–0 Kengo Watanabe Decision (unanimous) NJPW: Ultimate Crush May 2, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo
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