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    Default Reports in Brazil indicate that Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida will go down in Novemb

    A spectacular fight between two of the biggest names in MMA in Brazil entered the UFC's plans in recent days and is being greatly entertained internally. The desire of the organization is to score Vitor Belfort x Lyoto Machida for the end of the year in Brazilian soil, as Combate.com found with sources close to the Ultimate. If confirmed, it is likely that the duel is the main attraction of the event that has already been agreed for November 9, in Goiânia Arena, the capital of Goiás The weight class - the middleweight (84kg), medium heavyweight (93kg) or a combined weight - yet to be discussed.
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    Interesting turn of events...
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    Wow, I love this fight!!!! Please let it happen. I want to see Vitor chase Machida down and destroy him (wishful thinking). It is a very interesting clash of styles.

    Machida would have to actually come forward and fight against Vitor. I feel he would surely lose another decision if he played cat and mouse.

    I want to know what they're thinking making this fight.

    It would be one of the greatest moments of the year for me if Vitor knocked Machida out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1ckeykn0x View Post
    Wow, I love this fight!!!! Please let it happen. I want to see Vitor chase Machida down and destroy him (wishful thinking). It is a very interesting clash of styles.

    Machida would have to actually come forward and fight against Vitor. I feel he would surely lose another decision if he played cat and mouse.

    I want to know what they're thinking making this fight.

    It would be one of the greatest moments of the year for me if Vitor knocked Machida out.
    Vitor would get knocked out due to his over aggression.
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    I can't think of a better potential match-up. This should be a great fight.

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    If I was Machida, I'd take this fight at 195. Vitor gets his way, he doesn't have to cut down to middleweight. Machida can do a test cut, to see how his body would do under 205 lbs. A win against Vitor would put Machida in a good position if he wants to drop to 185.
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    AWESOME!

    I really hope this fight turns out to be real, unlike the last two Vitor-fight rumors. Although I'd bet that it's not agreed to yet; both guys have a history of extra negotiations around fights and this seems to have come together quickly.

    But wow, if this is real that would be fantastic. I could see the pace actually being fairly slow as neither guy wants to run in on the other but the clash of styles is so interesting. Machida has the kicks and the (underrated) offensive wrestling to put a whooping on the old Vitor. But new Vitor has added new tools, strength, and possibly cardio so I have no idea what we'll see out of him. It's crazy to think we could actually see him throw leg kicks lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    If I was Machida, I'd take this fight at 195. Vitor gets his way, he doesn't have to cut down to middleweight. Machida can do a test cut, to see how his body would do under 205 lbs. A win against Vitor would put Machida in a good position if he wants to drop to 185.
    That sounds like a good idea for two reasons. Asking Vitor to make 195 lbs would require him to keep his testosterone/muscle mass levels somewhat in check. At least more so than any commission in Brazil would require. And it would help Lyoto experiment with weight cutting.

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    AWESOME!

    I really hope this fight turns out to be real, unlike the last two Vitor-fight rumors. Although I'd bet that it's not agreed to yet; both guys have a history of extra negotiations around fights and this seems to have come together quickly.
    Exactly. I'm not holding my breath until it's officially announced. It'd be too much of a let down to assume this announcement is legit and then find out find out from Vitor's wife that the Phenom isn't interested for whatever reason.

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    I was hoping for a Machida/Franklin rematch at 195 but this actually makes a lot of sense in the twisted world that is the UFC.
    Machida vs Franklin 2?????????? I love Rich, but you did see him get KTFO by Cung Le, right? I'd seriously worry for his health if he accepted a fight with Dragon in this stage in his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    That sounds like a good idea for two reasons. Asking Vitor to make 195 lbs would require him to keep his testosterone/muscle mass levels somewhat in check. At least more so than any commission in Brazil would require. And it would help Lyoto experiment with weight cutting.



    Exactly. I'm not holding my breath until it's officially announced. It'd be too much of a let down to assume this announcement is legit and then find out find out from Vitor's wife that the Phenom isn't interested for whatever reason.



    Machida vs Franklin 2?????????? I love Rich, but you did see him get KTFO by Cung Le, right? I'd seriously worry for his health if he accepted a fight with Dragon in this stage in his career.
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?


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