- 3 years ago
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A fight between onetime middleweight challenger Chael Sonnen and former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is not happening.
Sources close to the promotion today told MMAjunkie.com that the fight was briefly entertained but did not become a reality after being heavily rumored for the fall, possibly at UFC 136.
Both fighters currently are awaiting their next bookings, the sources said.
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The UFC’s return to New Jersey in April has its main event – an oft-rumored middleweight matchup between a pair of former champs. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Rafael Cordeiro watched from the corner as pupil Lyoto Machida outpointed Gegard Mousasi in the main event of UFC Fight Night 36. However, the leader of Kings MMA will scarcely have time to celebrate. read news >>
Chael Sonnen surprised many by submitting Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 26 on Saturday night in Boston, opening up a plethora of options for his next fight. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Chael Sonnen make the proclamation that if Dan Henderson lost to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157, he would lick Rashad Evans' shoe. Hendo lost, Sonnen is a man of his word, and this is web gold for all the MMA fans of the world. read news >>
Is Wanderlei Silva vs Chael Sonnen going to happen at WrestleMania 31? Fans longing to witness former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen finally duke it out may have the opportunity after all, but not in any sort of sanctioned mixed martial arts (MMA) fight. Then again, when has that stopped them before? Once the rumors began to swirl that Sonnen and Silva had been invited by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) brass to WrestleMania 31 to discuss "stuff," read news >>
Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Lyoto Machida vs. #3 Fedor Emelianenko for the Bronze. Vote now! The much anticipated clash between the Spider and the Dragon ended up being Silva's toughest challenge yet, but ultimately another lopsided fight. Overall #1 seed Anderson Silva took out Lyoto Machida 53-39. With that, Silva moves on to the finals where he will face Jose Aldo for the tournament title. That fight w read news >>
Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Anderson Silva vs. #1 Lyoto Machida. Vote now! Before we jump in, one quick programming note: today wraps up the Final Four. Wednesday will be the Bronze Medal match, with the finals on Friday and the crown awarded to the winner one week from today. No repeat for the Emperor. Though he claimed the crown in the BE's Baddest GOAT tournament, Fedor could not make it to the finals read news >>
Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Lyoto Machida vs. #2 Anthony Pettis. Vote now! Sorry Shogun fans, the dream is dead. #3 seed Mauricio Shogun Rua put up one heck of an effort, taking out Wanderlei Silva and #2 seed Junior dos Santos to make it to the Elite 8. But the power of #1 seed Jose Aldo was just too much for him. Aldo takes the win - his third dominant win in a row - and moves on to the Final 4. Today, read news >>
Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #1 Lyoto Machida vs. #4 Vitor Belfort. Vote now! At first, it looked like #3 Shogun Rua vs. #2 Junior dos Santos was going to be another close, drawn out battle. But as the war waged on, it was Shogun who clearly pulled ahead, defeating the former UFC Heavyweight champion by a score of 51-18. Shogun now faces the very tough #1 seed Jose Aldo with the winner advancing to the final read news >>
- a month ago
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UFC Fight Night 59 is set to pop off this Sunday (Jan. 18, 2015) from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., airing live on FOX Sports 1. The event will be headlined by an intriguing featherweight bout that features top 145-pound attraction Conor McGregor facing off against German kickboxer, Dennis Siver. With a win, "Notorious" will earn himself a much-desired title shot against division kingpin, Jose Aldo. Before the two talented strikers do battle inside the Octagon, ex-Ultimate Fighting Championshi read news >>
Surprise! (Not really.) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is coming back to "The Garden State" for its UFC on FOX 15 mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Sat., April 18, 2015, headlined by a fantastic middleweight match up pitting Luke Rockhold opposite Lyoto Machida. Rocky announced the fight on Instagram: Happy to announce my next fight against Lyoto Machida as the main event on FOX April 18th in Newark NJ. Doesn't get any bigger than this! T read news >>
UFC on Fox 15 likely has its main event picked out, as Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com is reporting that a compelling middleweight fight between former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is booked for the card. Both fighters have been hinting that the fight is in the works, with Machida saying he was open to a bout with Rockhold in December (via John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com) and Rockhold coming just shy of spilling the beans o read news >>
A huge UFC middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold is headed to New Jersey this April. We have a big UFC middleweight division fight announcement on our hands today. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani first reported that top contenders Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold were targeted for a spot on UFC on Fox 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 18th. Rockhold later confirmed the news on Twitter as well as announced it as the main event. Happy to announce my next f read news >>