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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.

Bellator Hawaii Double-Header Primer: Chandler, Machida, Mir, King Mo – Oh My!

I have no idea why Bellator keeps doing this, but there are yet again two Bellator events this weekend. Bellator 212 and Bellator 213 are Friday night and Saturday night, respectively, and the cards… actually have some compelling fights on them (or at least, some compelling names).

The main event on Friday night is the long-awaited rematch between the man who should be king, Michael Chandler, against the man who has the crown via a strange confluence of circumstances, Brent Primus. You see, back in 2017, Bellator was doing their thing at Madison Square Garden, and their best lightweight (Chandler) was fighting someone far from the best (Primus).

But! Chandler slipped on a banana peel (or something) and injured his leg, and boom! That was it. Primus was suddenly the Bellator lightweight champ.

Sadly, for whatever reason, Primus hasn’t defended his belt against anymore, and it’s taken forever for this rematch to happen and for the universe to reset itself.

Oh, and Frank Mir is also fighting on the Bellator 212 card.

As for Saturday night’s extravaganza, we’ve got promotional newcomer and perpetual karate man Lyoto Machida on tap, as well as King Mo, Ed Ruth, and anyone else who wanted a free trip to Hawaii.

So yeah. Good times, good times.

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Bellator Hawaii Double-Header Primer: Chandler, Machida, Mir, King Mo – Oh My!

I have no idea why Bellator keeps doing this, but there are yet again two Bellator events this weekend. Bellator 212 and Bellator 213 are Friday night and Saturday night, respectively, and the cards… actually have some compelling fights on them (or at least, some compelling names).

The main event on Friday night is the long-awaited rematch between the man who should be king, Michael Chandler, against the man who has the crown via a strange confluence of circumstances, Brent Primus. You see, back in 2017, Bellator was doing their thing at Madison Square Garden, and their best lightweight (Chandler) was fighting someone far from the best (Primus).

But! Chandler slipped on a banana peel (or something) and injured his leg, and boom! That was it. Primus was suddenly the Bellator lightweight champ.

Sadly, for whatever reason, Primus hasn’t defended his belt against anymore, and it’s taken forever for this rematch to happen and for the universe to reset itself.

Oh, and Frank Mir is also fighting on the Bellator 212 card.

As for Saturday night’s extravaganza, we’ve got promotional newcomer and perpetual karate man Lyoto Machida on tap, as well as King Mo, Ed Ruth, and anyone else who wanted a free trip to Hawaii.

So yeah. Good times, good times.

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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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