When Chris Weidman defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, it was clear that his original foe, Vitor Belfort, was next in line for a shot at the middleweight championship.
For Weidman’s third defense, things aren’t as simple for the UFC as faxing out a pair of bout agreements and picking an arena, as the Brazilian’s drug testing issues aren’t completely behind him.
Belfort tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in a random drug screening in Nevada back in February, and if the Nevada State A more
For Chris Weidman, the UFC 175 main event against Lyoto Machida presents an opportunity to begin his era.
It wasn't enough for Weidman to win the title while remaining undefeated; he had to enter a second bout with Anderson Silva as the underdog champ.
Weidman is still undefeated and can finally emerge from Silva's shadow into the spotlight. On Saturday night, he meets one of the sport's most dangerous strikers in Machida, a man on a mission to become just the third fighter in history to win a t more
Lyoto Machida will get his chance to claim the Middleweight title tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) when he battles division champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. Does "The Dragon" have what it takes to become one of few fighters to have held titles in two different weight classes?
Later tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight title is up for grabs. And for the first time in a very long time, Anderson Silva is not involved. Instead, his teammate, Ly more
Ed Soares, the manager of Anderson Silva talks about how the Silva camp views a UFC return fight against Nick Diaz. more
MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC 175 headliner Lyoto Machida, who looks to become the third two-division champion this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, looks to snatch the title from new middleweight kingpin, Chris Weidman, this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) inside the Mandalay B more
Dana White cleared up the UFC featherweight "title shot" picture, pretty much saying Cub Swanson is going to get it after defeating Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 44. Don't ask, and you shall receive.
After he defeated Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 last weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) in San Antonio, Texas via unanimous decision (highlights), Cub Swanson declared he wouldn't go begging for a title shot during the post-fight press conference.
Luckily for him, he won't more
UFC 175 title challenger Lyoto Machida spoke to FightHub about his upcoming title fight against Chris Weidman and whether the stars may align for him as they did five years ago against Rashad Evans. more
That folks, is proof that it never hurts to call someone out. Tarec Saffiedine recently took a shot and called out top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald for a fight inside the Octagon.
And it looks like it may have paid off.
Speaking to "UFC Tonight," MacDonald said he's all for a fight against the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title, as long as UFC matchmakers concur that it gets him closer to his much-desired title shot.
"He thought the fight made sense for him but would le more
At age 36, "The Dragon" is confident he still has the tools to defeat the much younger and undefeated middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. At 36 years of age, Lyoto Machida has proven time and again he still has what it takes to compete with the best competition Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has to offer.
The proof is in the pudding, as he earned himself a shot at the middleweight title, which he will attempt to claim when he faces division champion Chris Weidman at this weekend's (Sat., more