Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi Video Preview: Which Former Champ Moves Towards the Title?

February 10, 2014
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Following a stunning knockout of Mark Munoz his his 185-pound debut, Lyoto Machida could be a mere one-fight away from a title shot, according to UFC president Dana White.

He steps into the Octagon opposite former Dream and Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. If he wins, he’s likely to get the next shot at the UFC belt being contested by Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort in May.

“Yes, if Machida wins, he could possibly be next in line for a title shot,” White told FOX Sports Live when asked of the fighter’s future.

The road to the title isn’t quite as clear for Mousasi, but if he defeats the former UFC light heavyweight champion, it’s likely that his name will be among the those battling for the next UFC middleweight title shot.

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  • Denny Swain

    Mousasi is quick enough to walk machida down and ko him

  • Ripshot de la Culebra

    SMH everyone is looking past Gegard. No Buenos!


    Its going to be hard to beat the dragon in brazil but the dreamcatcher has fought all over the world and is one of those old school fighters that has seen it all! This is a great match up! and with mousasi’s stand up it could be similar to machidas fights vs shogun?? I woulden’t count gegard out in this one he could be patient and catch lyoto coming in on a counter?? Anyway cant wait!!

  • Gary Fredericks

    This is the kind of fight I would gladly pay for! ECSTATIC it is FREE!

  • MartialArtist909

    Sorry but Mousasi takes this one, unless machida bust one of those marathon runs around the cage haha lol

    • deepgrim

      im already worried about the judges

  • Adam K Vogt North Yarmouth

    Machida wins this fight, hands down. He is a more technical fighter than Gegard in every aspect of the game, he has faced consistently higher caliber opponents, he has a better gas tank, and will come in and execute a superior game plan. Doesn’t matter if this ends by sub, KO, or decision, Machida gets the W.