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Lyoto Machida Felt ‘Kind of Lost’ In The Early Going of Bellator Debut

Lyoto Machida made his much-anticipated Bellator MMA debut on Saturday at Bellator 213, earning a close split-decision win over former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho.
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Bellator 213 Results: Lyoto Machida Is Right Where He Belongs Now

It’s painful to watch our heroes lose their place in the sport, but it’s the nature of the beast. Even champs don’t stay ultra-competitive forever. The best they can hope for is to keep at least a little bit of luster in the final years in the cage.

Former UFC champ Lyoto Machida had a rough time in his waning years in the Octagon. Prior to the wins over Eryk Anders and Vitor Belfort that comprised his swan song, he was a master of the “L”, falling to Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold and Derek Brunson (when not suspended by USADA). Then he left the UFC, and made his Bellator debut at Bellator 213 last night.

Machida won.

Bellator 213 Results: Lyoto Machida Is Right Where He Belongs Now

It’s painful to watch our heroes lose their place in the sport, but it’s the nature of the beast. Even champs don’t stay ultra-competitive forever. The best they can hope for is to keep at least a little bit of luster in the final years in the cage.

Former UFC champ Lyoto Machida had a rough time in his waning years in the Octagon. Prior to the wins over Eryk Anders and Vitor Belfort that comprised his swan song, he was a master of the “L”, falling to Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold and Derek Brunson (when not suspended by USADA). Then he left the UFC, and made his Bellator debut at Bellator 213 last night.

Machida won.

Lyoto Machida Wants To Fight ‘Honorable’ Ryan Bader At 205 Pounds

Lyoto Machida will make his Bellator MMA debut next weekend at Bellator 213 where he’ll face former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho, but he also has his eye on future challenges — including one past victim.
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Lyoto Machida Wants Gegard Mousasi Next After Bout With Rafael Carvalho

Fresh off his triumph at Bellator 206, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has called for a rematch against one of Bellator MMA’s newest acquisitions in Lyoto Machida.
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Lyoto Machida Enjoying Relationship With Bellator Leadership, Flattered by the Call-Outs

Lyoto Machida is enjoying life at Bellator MMA and has a good close working relationship with the executive team, something that he wishes he had with his former employer, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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Here’s That Video Of Shogun Head-Bouncing Lyoto Machida

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua, will make his mixed martial arts (MMA) return in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 134 main event, locked and loaded for this Sunday night (July 22, 2018) inside Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Yesterday, the promotion released his epic “Fight of the Night” against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to remind us a “Shogun” fight is worth waiting for (watch it). Today, UFC is back on YouTube to highlight the Brazilian’s devastating knockout power.

And of course it picked former 205-pound champion Lyoto Machida, who recently set sail for greener pastures in Bellator MMA.

Trying to put an end to Rua’s recently resurrected title aspirations is up-and-coming light heavyweight bruiser Anthony Smith, who replaced Volkan Oezdemir after “No Time” split to settle his stateside legal affairs earlier this month.

To see who else is fighting at this Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 134 event click here.

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Report: Former UFC Champion Lyoto Machida Signs With Bellator

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has signed with Bellator MMA after fighting out his UFC contract at UFC 224 last month, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports.
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Lyoto Machida Is Going to Bellator

Last month, Lyoto Machida was knocking out Vitor Belfort in the Octagon. This month, he’s leaving the UFC for Bellator.

To put this move into perspective, consider this: Machida has been with the UFC since 2007.

The former UFC light-heavyweight king – known as “The Dragon” because of his really bad breath – will be taking his karate skills and questionable chin to the cage where most soon-to-be-retirees go. No opponents have been mentioned, but knowing Bellator boss Scott Coker, expect Machida to take on the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Dada 5000 and Ryan Couture.

As per ESPN:

Lyoto Machida has verbally agreed to an exclusive multi-fight contract with the promotion, sources told ESPN. “The Dragon” is expected to sign the deal in the very near future.

Machida, 40, leaves the UFC on a two-fight winning streak and a 24-8 record. He most recently knocked out Vitor Belfort via front kick at UFC 224 last month in Rio de Janiero, which was the last fight on his UFC contract.

A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Machida made his promotional debut at UFC 67 in Feb. 2007. He won his first eight fights in a row en route to becoming the 205-pound champion picking up notable wins over the likes of Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Randy Couture, Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson, among many others. He is considered one of the greatest fighters in UFC history.

Machida’s Bellator debut isn’t set just yet, but he is expected to fight again in 2018. He joins the likes of Rory MacDonald, Benson Henderson, Gegard Mousasi, Frank Mir and Matt Mitrione, among others, who have recently left the UFC to sign with Bellator.

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Lyoto Machida Is Going to Bellator

Last month, Lyoto Machida was knocking out Vitor Belfort in the Octagon. This month, he’s leaving the UFC for Bellator.

To put this move into perspective, consider this: Machida has been with the UFC since 2007.

The former UFC light-heavyweight king – known as “The Dragon” because of his really bad breath – will be taking his karate skills and questionable chin to the cage where most soon-to-be-retirees go. No opponents have been mentioned, but knowing Bellator boss Scott Coker, expect Machida to take on the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Dada 5000 and Ryan Couture.

As per ESPN:

Lyoto Machida has verbally agreed to an exclusive multi-fight contract with the promotion, sources told ESPN. “The Dragon” is expected to sign the deal in the very near future.

Machida, 40, leaves the UFC on a two-fight winning streak and a 24-8 record. He most recently knocked out Vitor Belfort via front kick at UFC 224 last month in Rio de Janiero, which was the last fight on his UFC contract.

A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Machida made his promotional debut at UFC 67 in Feb. 2007. He won his first eight fights in a row en route to becoming the 205-pound champion picking up notable wins over the likes of Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Randy Couture, Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson, among many others. He is considered one of the greatest fighters in UFC history.

Machida’s Bellator debut isn’t set just yet, but he is expected to fight again in 2018. He joins the likes of Rory MacDonald, Benson Henderson, Gegard Mousasi, Frank Mir and Matt Mitrione, among others, who have recently left the UFC to sign with Bellator.

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