Machida in great spot to create waves

The middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship keeps getting more interesting. Number one, new champ Chris Weidman fluffed up the division with the Ultimate Fighting Championship 162 win over Anderson Silva.

After that, on 27th September, Friday, the 185 pounders were hit with several interesting developments. Ex top competitor Yushin Okami was cut from Ultimate Fighting Championship. Later, there were news that an eye injury had drove Michael Bisping, who is ranked number four in the division rankings, to draw back from his battle with 5th ranked Mark Munoz.

New middleweight Lyoto Machida, who was also a former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champ, not just drew the headlining battle with Munoz at the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night 30 on 26th September in Manchester, United Kingdom with Okami also out of the picture.

There was a period when MMA had got into The Machida Era. With a combination of wrestling, sumo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and karate, the Brazilian was almost untouchable, winning all round with his 1st seven Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts.

Machida won his very 1st sixteen pro bouts before losing light heavyweight belt to Mauricio Rua at Ultimate Fighting Championship 113 in the year 2010. Since that time ‘The Dragon’ has bypast 3 – 3 with a defeat to Jon Jones as well as close decision losses against Phil Davis and Quinton Jackson. His victories have come against Randy Couture, Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson.