Lyoto
Machida
22-5-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #2 Middleweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 27 fights.
Record: 22-5-0
Summary: Karate, unorthodox style, speed

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Dragon
From: Salvador Brazil
Fights Out Of: Los Angeles, California USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1149
52% Successful
596
Types of Successful Strikes
0
596
68% Standing
14%
18%
403
83
110
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
22
64% Successful
14
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
40
2
Takedown Defense
77
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Lyoto Machida
Apr 18, 2015
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Win
Lyoto Machida
Dec 20, 2014
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Lyoto Machida
Jul 5, 2014
65
58
5
0
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Feb 15, 2014
28
36
1
0
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Oct 26, 2013
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Lyoto Machida
Aug 3, 2013
27
21
0
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Feb 23, 2013
27
20
1
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Lyoto Machida
Aug 4, 2012
21
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Lyoto Machida
Dec 10, 2011
24
13
1
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Lyoto Machida
Apr 30, 2011
15
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Lyoto Machida
Nov 20, 2010
16
33
1
1
0
1
0
3
R3 Decision - Split
Lyoto Machida
May 8, 2010
9
17
2
0
0
0
2
1
R1 KO/TKO
Lyoto Machida
Oct 24, 2009
35
80
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Lyoto Machida
May 23, 2009
28
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Lyoto Machida
Jan 31, 2009
24
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Lyoto Machida
May 24, 2008
41
16
1
0
0
2
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Dec 29, 2007
21
6
0
2
5
2
5
0
R2 Submission
Win
Lyoto Machida
Sep 22, 2007
70
15
2
2
1
0
9
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Apr 21, 2007
67
8
0
0
1
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Feb 3, 2007
62
11
4
1
0
0
13
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
WFA - King of the Streets
Jul 22, 2006
26
14
2
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Dimitiri Wanderley
Jungle Fight 6
Apr 29, 2006
56
12
1
1
0
0
3
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Lyoto Machida
K-1 Hero's 1
Mar 26, 2005
53
32
3
1
0
0
2
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Lyoto Machida
Sam Greco
K-1 ROMANEX
May 22, 2004
20
36
3
0
0
1
7
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Lyoto Machida
Michael McDonald
K-1 Beast 2004
Mar 14, 2004
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Lyoto Machida
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003
Dec 31, 2003
24
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Lyoto Machida
Jungle Fight 1
Sep 13, 2003
17
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Lyoto Machida
Kengo Watanabe
NJPW - Ultimate Crush
May 2, 2003
51
9
5
1
1
0
13
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I do my technical training in the mornings, strength and conditioning in the afternoons and jiu-jitsu at night.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training Karate at the age of 3. I started training to fight MMA at the age of 17. I always wanted to fight MMA professionally.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC light heavyweight champion. Karate: Brazilian Champion twice, and 2nd in South American Championship. Black Belt in Shotokan karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My Father

What is your favorite technique? That will be revealed on fight night.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I want to get to the top of the UFC. My Dad always taught me to strive to be the best, and that’s what I plan to do in the UFC. It’s a great honor to fight in this event.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
None

What was your job before you started fighting? I taught and competed in Karate
• Embraced by many as a real-life “Karate Kid” because he has trained in Shotokan Karate since he was 3 or 4 years old under his father, Shinzo; Is one of the few modern-day UFC fighters to lean heavily on his Karate skills and produce excellent results.

• One of the secrets of his success: Named one of the 10 most superstitious athletes by Men's Fitness mag; Proudly admits to using "urine therapy," which entails drinking his own urine every morning. "It makes me superfit," he told Men's Fitness magazine. "It's something I learned from my father when I was young. It really strengthens my immune system."

• "Karate's Back!": Machida's impromptu declaration after winning the UFC title by knocking out Rashad Evans on May 23, 2009. The now ex-champ is renowned for his unique counter-striking style, which sees him mystify opponents and rarely get hit (Mauricio "Shogun" Rua being the obvious exception), possess extraordinary timing and accurarcy with his punches, and showcase top-notch takedown defense and Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills.

• Leaving No Stone Unturned: Has trained and studied sumo as well, perhaps the only elite UFC fighter to do so

• College Grad: Earned college degree in Physical Education

• Mom is Brazilian, father originally from Japan

• Black belt in Shotokan Karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu

• Owner of one of the most technical and unorthodox styles in mixed martial arts

• Nine wins by TKO/KO, two by submission (forearm choke, arm triangle)

• Has defeated BJ Penn, Rich Franklin, Stephan Bonnar, Vernon White, Sam Greco and Michael McDonald in non-UFC bouts

• Father Yoshizo is a karate master

• One of nine Brazilians to own a UFC championship (Junior dos Santos, Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Mauricio Rua, Murilo Bustamante, Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira are the others)

• Attempting to become only third fighter in UFC history to win titles in two weight classes (BJ Penn and Randy Couture are the others)

Career

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Rashad Evans UFC® 98 EVANS vs MACHIDA
Win
Rashad Evans UFC® 98 EVANS vs MACHIDA

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