Lyoto Machida has a mighty task ahead of him as he prepares to face UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down what Machida will need to do to beat the champ.
After seeing his teammate Anderson Silva fall twice at the hands (and shins) of Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida likely realizes what a monumental task confronts him at UFC 175. Weidman was nowhere near being the favorite to beat Silva the first time around, but If you're a fan of t more
Rarely do you see a fighter beat one of the best middleweights in UFC history yet have unanswered questions. Such is the life of Chris Weidman.
UFC 175 is his first fight in the Octagon since his knockout of Anderson Silva and subsequent technical knockout in the rematch. With both fights, some critics argued that Weidman got lucky. In the first one, Silva really didn't care and was more interested in trolling the crowd. In the rematch, his leg basically exploded.
Both of those critiques might h more
Chris Weidman answered some important questions throughout his UFC 175 main event against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The champ showed he can take a punch, he showed he has the cardio to go five full rounds, and he showed that he can solve the riddle that is Machida's karate style. And according to his striking coach, Ray Longo, he did it all with one hand. Speaking with The Fight Network's John Pollock, Longo said that Weidman's heart and character shone brighter than e more
As one of the best weekends of the year, there's no better way to cap off celebrating our nation's independence than to sit down with some friends and family and watch two of the best middleweights in the world go to war.
In a fight that will pin an undefeated champion against arguably the best counter striker this sport has ever seen, Chris Weidman will finally get a chance to showcase his skills in a title fight not opposite Anderson Silva.
Instead, The All-American will try to defeat Brazilia more
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LOS ANGELES - When asked about his opportunity to make history Saturday night, Lyoto Machida's reply, is, well, Machida-like.
If "The Dragon" defeats Chris Weidman and wins the UFC middleweight title in the main event of UFC 175 in Las Vegas, the former light heavyweight champion will become just the third fighter in the promotion's history to win belts in two different weight classes.
But Machida didn't become one of mixed martial arts' most unique and respected figures by getting ahead of hims more
Check out the behind the scenes lead-up to Saturday's UFC 175 fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, as well as Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis. more
With his first anniversary as UFC middleweight champion approaching, it sounds as though Chris Weidman has made peace with never getting the credit he deserves.
It’s hard to believe anyone would doubt him leading up to his UFC 175 showdown with Lyoto Machida—a fight exactly 364 days removed from the first time he toppled Anderson Silva and took a hammer to our delicate sensibilities—yet some fans remain unimpressed.
There was enough weirdness during his two 2013 victories over Silva that those p more