Lyoto Machida Draws CB Dollaway for Next Bout

September 17, 2014
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Lyoto MachidaAfter failing to capture the UFC middleweight championship, Lyoto Machida has agreed to return to the Octagon on Dec. 20 in Brazil.

UFC officials on Wednesday announced that Machida would return to face CB Dollaway in Barueri in the state of Sao Paulo.

Machida (21-5) lost a unanimous decision to champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175 on July 5, derailing the former UFC light heavyweight champion’s hopes of becoming a two-division champion in the Octagon.

The loss came after back-to-back victories over Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz to launch his move to 185 pounds.

Dollaway (15-5) is on the other end of the spectrum. He has won his last two bouts, over Francis Carmont and Cezar Ferreira.

SEE ALSO: Francis Carmont Released by the UFC

If he is able to add Machida’s name to his resume, Dollaway would launch himself into the upper echelon of middleweights trying to earn a shot at Weidman.

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  • snapdad

    I like this fight. dollaway by decision

    • Joe Dog

      How does this fight make sense?

      • Sean

        It dosnt really! It’s great for dollaway. Not so great for machida, who, if he loses, could lose big time!

      • snapdad

        dollaway is on his way up and Machida is pretty much a gatekeeper for the top 5

      • shakejunt

        lyoto needs to climb back up the ladder and cb is that first step. if he wins here then he can fight another contender in hopes of getting a rematch.

  • TheCerealKiller

    I actually love this fight. It gives Machida a chance to get back to winning and gives CB chance to prove he’s a serious contender. Machida should win, but if he loses, the fall from grace is hard.

    I’d put a few bucks on CB.

  • Ahmaid Ahdoodi

    The UFC wants Machida to win his next fight really, really bad.

  • Dragon Kid

    If Dollaway doesn’t try to hug his way to a victory then it should be a good fight.

    • shakejunt

      if Machida decides to start fighting before round 3 then it might not put me to sleep.
      what’s cb supposed to do, emulate bader?

      • Dragon Kid

        I’d rather watch a machida fight over a boring cb fight.

  • shakejunt

    like it or not, cb is top 10 now. Machida is obviously a step up, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds.