Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida


Los Angeles, CA– The middleweight (185 lb.) division of the UFC just got a shot of adrenaline. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (20-4, 12-4 UFC), who has mainly campaigned at light heavyweight (205), just made an explosive entrance with a first round destruction of Mark Munoz (13-4, 9-4 UFC) just 3:10 into the opening round. For the second time in three fights, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” got wrecked.


It was a very shrewd move on Machida’s part to cut to 185. Though he gave current light heavyweight titlist Jon Jones (19-1, 13-1 UFC) one of his tougher fights, Machida was unlikely to reclaim the belt he held for just two fights during 2009 and 2010. He was on the “small” side for fighting at 205. Now, Machida is on the fast track to the middleweight title, and matches up quite welll against current champ Chris Weidman (10-0, 6-0 UFC).


Lyoto has always performed well against wrestlers, and has elite level striking that could keep Weidman guessing. If Anderson Silva (33-5, 16-1 UFC) is able to reclaim his belt this December, this would set up the biggest MMA match in Brazilian history. Any fan of mixed martial arts should be salivating at a bout between two of the greatest technical strikers in the history of mixed martial arts. The atmosphere of that fight fight at a giant soccer stadium in Brazil would be indescribable.


If Lyoto and the UFC elect to take a slower route to the title, fights against Vitor “The PEDnom” Belfort (23-10, 12-6 UFC), who takes Testosterone Replacement Therapy because of PED abuse, and Michael “The Cunt”(meant in the British form rather than American form) Bisping (24-5, 14-5 UFC) would also be worthy opponents. No matter what happens at this point, one this is clear about the UFC middleweight division; “The Dragon” has entered.


Melvin Guillard NO CONTEST 1 Ross Pearson (ruled an accidental knee) Time: 1:57
Luke Barnatt Submission 2 Andrew Craig (rear-naked choke) Time: 2:12
Jessica Andrade UD 3 Rosi Sexton (Scores: 30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Cole Miller UD 3 Andy Ogle (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jimy Hettes Sub 2 Robert Whiteford (triangle choke) Time: 2:17
Brad Scott Sub 1 Michael Kuiper (standing guillotine choke) Time: 4:17
Jimi Manuwa TKO 2 Ryan Jimmo via TKO (Jimmo unable to continue/injury) Time: 4:41
Norman Parke UD 3 Jon Tuck (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Nicholas Musoke Sub 1 Alessio Sakara (armbar) Time: 3:07
John Lineker TKO 1 Phil Harris (punches) Time: 2:51
Al Iaquinta UD 3 Piotr Hallmann (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Zak Young


  • G-Killa, I write my articles in a way that is meant to entertain the reader. I consider them “editorials” rather than news stories. Don’t get me wrong, I respect any warrior who puts their life on the line for our entertainment. at the same time, we are allowed to point out faults. I find TRT deplorable, and think it is ridiculous that people are medically allowed an unfair advantage like that. They are given the okay to put others’ lives at risk in an unfair manner. As far as Bisping, the guy just has an abrasive personality that rubs a lot of people the wrong way. When you throw illegal blows, spit on guys, insult your opponenets and act arrogant, you are bound to draw some criticism. He is a solid fighter no doubt, but his behavior is questionable at times. Lighten up. Don’t take this stuff so seriously. If you want pure facts without any opinion, you’re not going to find that anywhere. Everyone has some kind of angle. I respect my audience enough to put mine out there from the jump.

  • What does posting ur name have to do with what killa said??? That’s pretty lame as an analogy!!!!! A killa is right 1 vigor IS withing normal medical limits. Which means he has no advantage!! However he ended up with low levels? U can belly ache all u want but it was framed medically necessary by a doctor in good standing by whichever government he or she is licensed? Also I say trt is more like if u have asthma can u not take ur meds? Or what if ur ACL goes should u not get sugery because it wear and tear and if ur body was stronger u would’ve lasted better? U guys need to get with the times TRT is a medical treatment!!! And if it’s such an advantage how one the majority of the fighters on TRT keep getting their asses kicked?? Pedro or Wack if I answer try to answer with facts and not gibberish. And or hate!!! Peace.

  • G-Killa, it’s guys like you that are the brave, the kind that don’t sign their name. Vitor cheated and took Steroids to the point his body no longer makes enough for him! Get it?

  • Dude that’s pretty sorry u take shots at fighters!!! What’s ur fight record?? Better yet what combat sport have u participated in? And how did I u do?? Practice doesn’t count!!!! It sickens me when guys who were too p–sy to compete trash real fighters!!!!!!!! Bel forts been doing it since the beginning. Roids or not he is still relevant almost 20 years later? Also it’s replacement. So his level are on par and medically scrutinized!!!! The count bisping I can’t stand much either but he has beaten very good fighters. And has fought some greats which takes balls!!!! I know fighting isn’t as hard as writing about it? But they deserve respect for competing? A true journalist disregards his or her opinion as to remain unbiased. Why don’t u get in a cage with a well prepared technically advanced killing machine?? Or better yet fight a drunk guy at ur local bar. Then maybe u can comment against real life gladiators!!!!!!!!!

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