The black belt in karate and Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champion Lyoto Machida entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-6-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 middleweight in the world but he lost two out of his last three bouts: against #1 Chris Weidman in 2014 (=Weidman vs Machida) and with Luke Rockhold in 2015 (=Machida vs Rockhold). Between these two fights he defeated CB Dollaway (=Machida vs Dollaway).
His opponent, the 2000 Olympic Mw silver medalist in freestyle wrestilng Yoel Romero Palacio, has an official record of 9-1-0 (89% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He suffered his only defeat in 2011 when he fought against Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante, since then he has won five consecutive fights beating Tim Kennedy in his last one (=Kennedy vs Romero). ‘The Dragon’ Machida vs Romero is the main event of UFC Fight Night 70. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs Romero
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC Fight Night 70 fight card (main card):
Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero
Lorenz Larkin vs Santiago Ponzinibbio
Eddie Gordon vs Antonio Carlos Jr
Thiago Santos vs Steve Bosse
Hacran Dias vs Levan Makashvili
Machida’s previous fight: Lyoto Machida vs Luke Rockhold
Romero’s previous fight: Tim Kennedy vs Yoel Romero Palacio
Romero’s next fight: Ronaldo Souza vs Yoel Romero
Machida’s next fight: Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida
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