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Lyoto Machida Won’t Rule Out Middleweight Title Shot Following Bellator 222

Lyoto Machida enjoys not having to cut a lot of weight at light heavyweight, but he won't rule out a return to middleweight. Machida took on Chael Sonnen in the co-main event of Bellator 222 last night (June 14). "The Dragon" landed a clean flying knee to the jaw of...

Bellator 222’s Lyoto Machida Says Fighting In MSG Is ‘Dream Come True’

Lyoto Machida is happy to get an opportunity to compete inside "The World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden in New York City. This Friday night (June 14), Machida will collide with Chael Sonnen. The bout is being contested in the light heavyweight division and serves as Bellator 222's co-main...

Bellator 222 Now Headlined By MacDonald vs. Gracie, Not Sonnen vs. Machida

Bellator MMA returns to Madison Square Garden on Friday, June 14 for Bellator 222. Originally, in the main event, Chael Sonnen was set to take on Lyoto Machida, however, according to MMA Junkie, that will no longer be the main event. The welterweight title fight between Rory MacDonald taking...

Lyoto Machida Eyes ‘Champ-Champ’ Status In Bellator

Lyoto Machida is feeling "champ-champ" fever. It's no secret that high-level fighters have been vying for the distinction of being a two-division champion these days. Conor McGregor became the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter to hold two titles simultaneously under the promotion. The craze doesn't end with the UFC,...

Lyoto Machida Explains Why Chael Sonnen Is Right Opponent For Bellator 222

Lyoto Machida feels the timing is right for a showdown with Chael Sonnen. Machida vs. Sonnen will headline Bellator 222 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 14. This will mark Bellator's second trip to MSG as they made their debut in "The World's Most Famous Arena"...

Exclusive: Chael Sonnen Explains Why He Won’t Trash Talk Lyoto Machida

Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida will be facing off at Bellator 222, which will be taking place in Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 14, 2019. Earlier today at the press conference for the event, both Sonnen and Machida were in attendance, but there is one...

Lyoto Machida Believes USADA Lost Some Credibility After Jon Jones Case

Lyoto Machida feels the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) didn't handle Jon Jones' case in an ideal way. Machida was suspended for 18 months by USADA back in 2016. The banned substance 7-keto-dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) was found in Machida's system. "The Dragon" insisted that he didn't know where the substance came from....

Bellator Returning To MSG In June, Machida vs. Sonnen Booked

Bellator is returning to Madison Square Garden in New York City. ESPN's Ariel Helwani got word that Bellator has booked Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen for June 14 inside "The World's Most Famous Arena." Bellator will be announcing more match-ups for the card in the near future. While it was...

Chael Sonnen Versus Lyoto Machida in The Works For Summer

Chael Sonnen versus Lyoto Machida is said to be in the works for Bellator this summer. Sonnen made it to the semifinals of the heavyweight tournament where he lost to Fedor Emelianenko last October. Machida made his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 213 in Hawaii when he won a...

Scott Coker Gives His Assessment Of Lyoto Machida’s Bellator Debut

Bellator 213 has come and gone, which means Lyoto Machida has made his promotional debut. This past Saturday night (Dec. 15), Bellator 213 took place inside the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the co-main event, Machida went one-on-one with former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. "The Dragon" took...

Lyoto Machida Says He Had To Adjust In Bellator Debut

Lyoto Machida admits he felt "kind of lost" in his Bellator debut. Machida shared the cage with former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. The bout served as Bellator 213's co-main event. After three rounds of action, Machida edged out Carvalho via split decision. "The Dragon" Talks Getting The Hang Of Things In...

Bellator 213 Highlights: Lyoto Machida Defeats Rafael Carvalho

Lyoto Machida's Bellator debut is in the books. Earlier tonight (Dec. 15), Machida shared the cage with Rafael Carvalho. The action took place inside the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The middleweight scrap served as Bellator 213's co-main event. After three rounds of action, the score totals were read. Two...

Lyoto Machida Expects ‘Great’ Bellator Debut Against Rafael Carvalho

Lyoto Machida anticipates a solid Bellator debut. This Saturday night (Dec. 14), Machida will step inside the Bellator cage for the first time. He'll be going one-on-one with former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. With a win, Machida sets himself up in prime position to challenge the winner of Gegard...

Lyoto Machida Wants To Eventually Pursue Bellator Light Heavyweight Title

Lyoto Machida plans on moving back up to the 205-pound division eventually. Machida is set to make his Bellator debut on Dec. 15. He'll go one-on-one with former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. The bout will be held on the Bellator 213 card. Lyoto Machida Isn't Done With Light Heavyweight Division Machida's...

Lyoto Machida Warns Gegard Mousasi To Be Ready For Him

Lyoto Machida warns Gegard Mousasi that he's coming for gold. This past Saturday night (Sept. 29), Mousasi defended his Bellator middleweight title against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. While many expected the bout to be close, it was the complete opposite. Mousasi decimated MacDonald on his way to a second-round TKO...