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The UFC doesn't seem to be interested in matching up Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo Souza, but the former light heavyweight champion is open to taking on Jacare. Earlier this week it was reported that the UFC was trying to set up Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway for a December 20th event in Brazil. Meanwhile, the future of "Jacare" Souza is dependent on whether or not the UFC deems him as the next middleweight title challenger, or if he needs to take another fight to officially cement his status as th read news >>

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As one of the quickest-growing divisions in the UFC today, the middleweight crop heap just got a little more interesting. According to a recent Twitter post by UFC Tonight this past Wednesday, former light heavyweight kingpin Lyoto Machida could look to avenge a recent title loss to middleweight champion Chris Weidman opposite rising contender C.B. Dollaway in December: Now nothing is set in stone, but the first step in scheduling any fight is having both sides agree to it. And that seems to be read news >>

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'The Dragon' vs. 'The Doberman' could soon be reality in the UFC's middleweight division this December. With plans to have Lyoto Machida/Luke Rockhold down the tubes following the announcement of Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping in November, the UFC is looking to find another opponent for recently defeated middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida. In last night's episode of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that officials are eyeing a bout between Machida and C.B. Dollaway for a December 20th s read news >>

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I believe this is refereed to as the "process of elimination." With seven of the top 10 middleweight fighters already booked to throw hands, including first choices Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had to look elsewhere for ex-light heavyweight kingpin Lyoto Machida (No. 4). Enter CB Dollaway (No. 9), according to a report from UFC Tonight, which indicates both parties are "interested" in throwing down this December in Brazil. Machida (21-5) was able to win read news >>

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Plenty of changes were made in the latest UFC rankings, including the upticks for Ronaldo Souza and Ben Rothwell, as well as the rankings debut of recent signing Eddie Alvarez. Two of the biggest winners from UFC Fight Night in Connecticut were Ronaldo Souza and Ben Rothwell, the latter coming into his fight against Alistair Overeem as a heavy underdog. Jacare's submission win over Gegard Mousasi was enough to see him leap over both Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida for the 2nd spot at middleweigh read news >>

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Prebek joins SBNation and in his debut cartoon, Chris Weidman checks in with the UFC Tonight team as an army-sized panel of analysts takes turns asking him questions about his title defense at UFC 175. Also, Chael Sonnen throws in the towel. read news >>

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While a grudge match between UFC middleweights Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping seems ripe for the picking, it looks like the promotion has other plans for the former Strikeforce champion. UFC President Dana White told Matt Parrino of UFC.com that Rockhold is poised for a fight with recent middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida, despite the bad blood brewing between him and Bisping. "Anything is possible. Michael Bisping is ranked No. 8 in the world. Rockhold is No. 5,” he said. “They’ll m read news >>

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Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping's joint attempt at amateur matchmaking appears to have been for naught. The two rivals were expected to settle their grudge match following Bisping's recent victory over Cung Le, however according to UFC President Dana White, all signs point to Rockhold being matched up against Lyoto Machida instead, keeping in line with the promotion's original plan. "Michael Bisping is ranked number eight in the world. Rockhold is number five," White told UFC.com. "They'll mee read news >>

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Former UFC middleweight and current FOX Sports 1 MMA analyst Brian Stann found himself on the hot seat during UFC Tonight when interviewing Chris Weidman about the "doubters" who question the "All American" title reign. That's because Stann picked Lyoto Machida to win the strap at UFC 175 last month in Las Vegas and Weidman -- tapped as a future network analyst -- refused to let him live it down. See the confrontation at the 0:55 mark. Maybe Stann will now pick Vitor Belfort at UFC 181 just for read news >>

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With the UFC's middleweight division in a state of flux as champion Chris Weidman waits to make his next title defense against Vitor Belfort in December, other top contenders are trying land dance partners. Namely, former light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, who is coming of a spirited decision loss to Weidman in July. Machida is currently ranked No. 2 in the UFC's media-derived middleweight rankings, and there was some talk about him facing No. 5 ranked Luke Rockhold next. Yet that change read news >>

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A major fight in the UFC middleweight division is reportedly under discussion. Luke Rockhold, who has won two straight and has long requested a big-time opponent, may face Lyoto Machida, the former light heavyweight champion who just lost a five-round decision to middleweight champion Chris Weidman. That's according to Rockhold's training teammate and current UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier, who holds a side job as a commentator on the TV program UFC Tonight and announced the discussions on read news >>

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