The black belt in karate and Bjj and former Ufc light-Hw champion Lyoto Machida entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-5-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 middleweight in the world. ‘The Dragon’ fought three times in 2014 beating Gegard Mousasi (=Machida vs Mousasi) and CB Dollaway (=Machida vs Dollaway) but between these two bouts he lost to #1 Ufc Mw champion Chris Weidman (=Weidman vs Machida).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Strikeforce Mw champion Luke Rockhold, has an official record of 13-2-0 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Vitor Belfort (4-stars-fight Belfort vs Rockhold) but after losing he has won three fights beating Michael Bisping in his last bout (=Rockhold vs Bisping). Machida vs Rockhold is the main event of UFC on Fox 15. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs Rockhold
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Machida’s previous fight: Lyoto Machida vs CB Dollaway
Rockhold’s previous fight: Luke Rockhold vs Michael Bisping
Machida’s next fight: Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero
Rockhold’s next fight: Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold
(Alternative free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)