Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida
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
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:

Victory24–8Flag of Brazil Vitor BelfortKO (front kick)UFC 224May 12, 201821:00Flag of Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Victory23–8Flag of Brazil Eryk AndersDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. AndersFebruary 3, 201855:00Flag of Brazil Belém, Brazil
Defeat22–8Flag of the United States Derek BrunsonKO (hits)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 201712:30Flag of Brazil SaoPaulo, Brazil
Defeat22–7Flag of Cuba Yoel RomeroKO (elbows)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. RomeroJune 27, 201531:38Flag of the United States Hollywood, Florida
Defeat22–6Flag of the United States Luke RockholdSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on Fox: Machida vs. RockholdApril 18, 201522:31Flag of the United States Newark, New Jersey
Victory22–5Flag of the United States C.B. DollawayTKO (body kick and bumps)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. DollawayDecember 20, 201411:02Flag of Brazil BarueriPerformance of the Night.
Defeat21–5Flag of the United States Chris WeidmanDecision (unanimous)UFC 175July 5, 201455:00Flag of the United States Las Vegas, NevadaFor the UFC MiddleweightChampionship; Fight of the Night.
Victory21–4Flag of the Netherlands Gegard MousasiDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. MousasiFebruary 15, 201455:00Flag of Brazil Jaraguá do SulFight of the Night.
Victory20–4Flag of the United States Mark MunozKO (head kick)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. MuñozOctober 26, 201313:10Flag of the United Kingdom ManchesterMiddleweight debut; Knockout of the Night.
Defeat19–4Flag of the United States Phil DavisDecision (unanimous)UFC 163August 3, 201335:00Flag of Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Victory19–3Flag of the United States Dan HendersonDecision (split)UFC 157February 23, 201335:00Flag of the United States Anaheim, California
Victory18–3Flag of the United States Ryan BaderKO (hit)UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. No. VeraAugust 4, 201221:32Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California
Defeat17–3Flag of the United States Jon JonesTechnical submission (stand guillotine choke)UFC 140December 10, 201124:26Flag of Canada TorontoFor the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship; Fight of the Night.
Victory17–2Flag of the United States Randy CoutureKO (front kick)UFC 129April 30, 201121:03Flag of Canada TorontoKnockout of the Night; KO of the Year (2011).
Defeat16–2Flag of the United States Quinton JacksonDecision (split)UFC 123November 20, 201035:00Flag of the United States Auburn Hills, Michigan
Defeat16–1Flag of Brazil Maurício RuaKO (hits)UFC 113May 8, 201013:35Flag of Canada MontrealHe lost the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship.
Victory16–0Flag of Brazil Maurício RuaDecision (unanimous)UFC 104October 24, 200955:00Flag of the United States Los Angeles, CaliforniaHe defended the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship.
Victory15–0Flag of the United States Rashad EvansKO (hits)UFC 98May 23, 200923:57Flag of the United States Las Vegas, NevadaHe won the UFC Light HeavyweightChampionship; Knockout of the Night.
Victory14–0Flag of Brazil Thiago SilvaKO (hits)UFC 94January 31, 200914:59Flag of the United States Las Vegas, NevadaKnockout of the Night.
Victory13–0Flag of the United States Tito OrtizDecision (unanimous)UFC 84May 24, 200835:00Flag of the United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Victory12–0Flag of Cameroon Rameau SokoudjouSubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC 79December 29, 200724:20Flag of the United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Victory11–0Flag of Japan Kazuhiro NakamuraDecision (unanimous)UFC 76September 22, 200735:00Flag of the United States Anaheim, California
Victory10–0Flag of the United States David HeathDecision (unanimous)UFC 70April 21, 200735:00Flag of the United Kingdom Manchester
Victory9–0Flag of the United States Sam HogerDecision (unanimous)UFC 67February 3, 200735:00Flag of the United States Las Vegas, NevadaUFC debut.
Victory8-0Flag of the United States Vernon WhiteDecision (unanimous)WFA: King of the StreetsJuly 22, 200635:00Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California
Victory7-0Flag of Brazil Dimitri WanderleyTKO (exhaustion)Jungle Fight 6April 29, 200633:24Flag of Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Victory6-0Flag of the United States B.J. PennDecision (unanimous)K-1 Hero’s 1March 26, 200535:00Flag of Japan Saitama
Victory5-0Flag of Australia Sam GrecoDecision (split)K-1 MMA ROMANEXMay 22, 200435:00Flag of Japan Saitama
Victory4-0Flag of Canada Michael McDonaldSubmission (forearm choke)K-1 Beast 2004 in NiigataMarch 14, 200412:30Flag of Japan Saitama
Victory3-0Flag of the United States Rich FranklinKO (head kick and bumps)Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003-Inoki FestivalDecember 31, 200321:03Flag of Japan Kobe
Victory2–0Flag of the United States Stephan BonnarTKO (cutting)Jungle Fight 1September 13, 200314:21Flag of Brazil Manaus
Victory1–0Flag of Japan Kengo WatanabeDecision (unanimous)NJPW: Ultimate CrushMay 2, 200335:00Flag of Japan Tokyo
  Some of his fights: The best KO in UFC: Sources: Wikipedia. machidakarate.   Kimonosport 2018.  

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