is a Japanese Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently fights in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. As of December 15, 2014, Machida is ranked #3 in the official UFC middleweight rankings, and #5 in the world by Sherdog. Many fighters and MMA analysts rank Machida as one of the greatest fighters of all time.
The co-main event for UFC 194 is not only the biggest fight in middleweight history but arguably the biggest co-main event the UFC has ever put on. In a classic all American, East coast vs. West coast battle, the undefeated Chris Weidman will put his title on the line against his most formidable adversary, Luke Rockhold.
Determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Machida will square off against top middleweight Yoel Romero at UFC Fight Night 70. Machida’s story has been one of overcoming adversity and breaking conventional wisdom
Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero to headline UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida
The finale of the fourth edition of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil will take place Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and headlining of the event will be a middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero.