- 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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- 8 months ago
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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 >>
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 >>
C.B. Dollaway is 2-0 against Brazilians in Brazil, but can the UFC middleweight pull off his biggest achievement yet and stun Lyoto Machida in Barueri? The final UFC event of 2014 will feature a big middleweight fight in Barueri, Brazil. In an announcement made by women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (and retweeted by the UFC's official Brazilian account), recent title challenger Lyoto Machida will welcome C.B. Dollaway back to Brazil on December 20th: .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachida read news >>
Come Dec. 20, C.B. Dollaway will take a quantum leap forward in the middleweight division and face the biggest challenge of his career. The TUF 7 finalist out of Tempe, Ariz. will meet former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida on the Brazilian's home turf in Sao Paulo. The bout, which was initially reported last month by MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani last month, was made official by the UFC on Wednesday. Dollaway (15-5), who wrestled at Arizona State, has come into his own over the p read news >>
A big-time middleweight bout is the first fight set for the UFC’s December show in Brazil. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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 >>
'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>