Lyoto
Machida
22-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #5 Middleweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 29 fights.
Record: 22-7-0
Summary: Karate

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Dragon
From: Salvador Brazil
Fights Out Of: Belem, California Brazil
Age: 37
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1240
52% Successful
640
Types of Successful Strikes
0
640
70% Standing
13%
17%
446
83
111
Striking Defense
62
%
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
76
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Lyoto Machida
Jun 27, 2015
31
42
0
1
0
0
0
1
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Lyoto Machida
Apr 18, 2015
13
23
0
1
0
2
0
4
R2 Submission
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: When I am about 2 months away from fighting, I try to relax as much as possible.  I do my strength and conditioning work in the morning.  After working out, I move on to training my groundwork with my brother, this includes ground and pound and submissions. In the afternoon I train Karate techniques with my father and brothers. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays I spar with local sparring partners.  This sparring is what resembles most a real fight.


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 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.

•    Regularly meditates

•    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
 

Career

Key Fights

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

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