Lyoto Machida to drop to middleweight, fight Tim Kennedy

 

Tonight on FOX Sports Live, UFC President Dana White joined the cast and announced that Lyoto Machida will indeed drop to middleweight and is scheduled to fight Tim Kennedy. The bout will take place on November 7th as part of the UFC's 3rd Fight for the Troops in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Machida was 11-4 in the UFC's lightheavyweight division and captured the UFC title in 2009 by defeating Rashad Evans. It rumored he was considering a drop to middleweight, going 4-4 since capturing the title, but long time friend Anderson Silva was the reigning champion. With Silva having lost his title and nearing the end of his career, it looks as though Machida will be looking to make a run at the middleweight title.

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CHAUNCH site profile image  

8/22/13 11:03 PM by CHAUNCH

Lyoto gets a few MW tune up fights then he faces Weidman for title

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

8/22/13 10:50 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Lol

The_Spider site profile image  

8/22/13 10:38 PM by The_Spider

Cool, puts me in the mood for iced T. Mobile friendly interview, anyone?Good news for US. Cellular must be going crazy for Lyoto now.After recent decisions, look for him to Sprint to the finish this time.Where will this fight be AT, & T is still something he should consider drinking, instead of piss.

Flexo site profile image  

8/22/13 10:29 PM by Flexo

Well they always said he won't go down becase Anderson is champ. Now he's not but going for the immediate rematch, but Machida is still going down?

Team GDP site profile image  

8/22/13 8:44 PM by Team GDP

DON'T FORGET THE SHRINKING PAYMENTS!!!!

ssj site profile image  

8/22/13 8:43 PM by ssj

because todays ufc specialises in shit watered down cards

KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/22/13 8:32 PM by KingofBJJ

Why?

DrBoogerLips site profile image  

8/22/13 6:22 PM by DrBoogerLips

If AT&T has anything to do with this fight, you know someone is getting dropped.

DrBoogerLips site profile image  

8/22/13 6:22 PM by DrBoogerLips

P.S. I'm calling it now.

DrBoogerLips site profile image  

8/22/13 6:22 PM by DrBoogerLips

DOUBLE