Lyoto
Machida
21-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 21-5-0
Summary: Karate

Fighter Info

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

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1082
52% Successful
563
Types of Successful Strikes
0
563
69% Standing
14%
17%
389
81
93
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
22
64% Successful
14
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
35
1
Takedown Defense
81
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Chris Weidman Jul 5, 2014
65 5 0 2 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Lyoto Machida 58 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Feb 15, 2014
28 1 0 2 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Gegard Mousasi 36 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Oct 26, 2013
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mark Munoz 0 0 0 0
Loss
Lyoto Machida Aug 3, 2013
27 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Phil Davis 21 2 0 1
Win
Lyoto Machida Feb 23, 2013
27 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Dan Henderson 20 1 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Aug 4, 2012
21 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Ryan Bader 7 0 0 0
Jon Jones Dec 10, 2011
24 1 1 0 R2 Submission
Lyoto Machida 13 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Apr 30, 2011
15 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Randy Couture 5 0 0 0
Loss
Rampage Jackson Nov 20, 2010
16 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Lyoto Machida 33 1 1 3
Lyoto Machida May 8, 2010
9 2 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Mauricio Rua 17 0 0 1
Lyoto Machida Oct 24, 2009
35 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Mauricio Rua 80 0 0 0
Lyoto Machida May 23, 2009
28 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rashad Evans 4 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Jan 31, 2009
24 2 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Thiago Silva 2 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida May 24, 2008
41 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Tito Ortiz 16 0 2 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Sep 22, 2007
70 2 1 9 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kazuhiro Nakamura 15 2 0 1
Win
Lyoto Machida Apr 21, 2007
67 0 1 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
David Heath 8 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida Feb 3, 2007
62 4 0 13 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Sam Hoger 11 1 0 1
Win
Lyoto Machida
WFA - King of the Streets
Jul 22, 2006
26 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Vernon White 14 1 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida
Jungle Fight 6
Apr 29, 2006
56 1 0 3 R3 KO/TKO
Dimitiri Wanderley 12 1 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida
K-1 Hero's 1
Mar 26, 2005
53 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
BJ Penn 32 1 0 1
Win
Lyoto Machida
K-1 ROMANEX
May 22, 2004
20 3 0 7 R3 Decision - Split
Sam Greco 36 0 1 0
Win
Lyoto Machida
K-1 Beast 2004
Mar 14, 2004
1 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Michael McDonald 0 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003
Dec 31, 2003
24 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rich Franklin 9 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida
Jungle Fight 1
Sep 13, 2003
17 0 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Stephan Bonnar 8 0 0 0
Win
Lyoto Machida
NJPW - Ultimate Crush
May 2, 2003
51 5 1 13 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kengo Watanabe 9 1 0 0

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
Win
Rashad Evans UFC® 98 EVANS vs MACHIDA

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