Machida’s title shot long overdue

Feature story by Anthony Springer

img_37To the die-hard UFC fan, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida’s (14-0, 6-0 UFC) forthcoming light heavyweight title shot is long overdue.

Panned as a boring fighter by critics who thrive on knockouts, brawls, and blood, the Karate fighter quietly worked his way up the 205 rankings. Machida holds victories over Sokoudjou, David Hoger, and Tito Ortiz. However, the amount of decision victories had many questioning whether the highly talented “Dragon” was ready to be an entertaining fighter on the world’s most prominent MMA stage . . . Click here for more

With a combined record of 32-0-1, light heavyweight stars “Sugar” Rashad Evans and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida have left a trail of destruction behind them that includes some of the greatest fighters in UFC® history. Now in the main event of UFC® 98, the two will meet in an epic showdown pitting champion Evans against challenger Machida to not only determine the best 205-pound fighter on the planet, but to see who leaves with a loss on their record for the first time. Also, former UFC® welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra finally meet to settle their long-standing grudge. UFC® 98: Evans vs. Machida – Saturday, May 23, live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for more info

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