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Lyoto ''The Dragon" Machida

Updated: 2009-08-12
Lyoto ''The Dragon


Country Brasil Age 39
Club APAM - Machida Karate Height 186 cm / 6'1"
Style Karaté MMA Weight 93 kg / 205 lbs
Website www.machidalyoto.com Categories ---

Is a Lighthavyweight Chanpion of UFC

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 0 0 0 0 0
Other Fights 15 15 5 0 0
Statistics 15 100% 33% 0% 0


Lyoto Carvalho Machida (born May 30, 1978) is a Japanese-Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who fights as a light heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. As of June 2009[update], Machida is undefeated in his professional MMA career, and in his UFC career has yet to lose a round. He is currently ranked as the #1 light-heavyweight fighter in the world[3] and the #4 pound-for-pound fighter[4] by Sherdog.

The son of a first-generation Japanese-Brazilian Shotokan karate master, Yoshizo Machida (町田 嘉三, Machida Yoshizō?), Machida holds an undefeated record that includes victories over former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin, current UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn and former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. Machida is noted for his karate-influenced striking style that implements an unorthodox stance and an elusive strategy.[5] On May 23, 2009, Machida won the UFC light-heavyweight championship from the previously undefeated Rashad Evans by knockout in the second round.[6]

Lyoto represents the emergence of Shotokan Karate and related practices as a successful fighting style within MMA competition.

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