MMA Machida gets title shot

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  1. saabguy

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    Lyoto Machida to replace Quinton Jackson against Rashad Evans at UFC 98 on May 23


    UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans (13-0-1) will defend his crown against undefeated 205-pound division contender Lyoto Machida (14-0) in the main event of UFC 98 from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 23, 2009 according to SI.com.

    UFC 98: “Identity Crisis,” was originally headlined by Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, who were set to collide in a heavyweight title unification bout until Mir was forced to bow out with a knee injury that required minor surgery.

    Mir and Lesnar are now scheduled for fisticuffs at UFC 100 on July 11.

    The main event was quickly (and awkwardly) changed to Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans during the UFC 96 broadcast on March 8. “Rampage” defeated Evans’ teammate Keith Jardine via unanimous decision and had a nice war of words with “Sugar” following the bout, but appeared lukewarm to the idea of competing just over two months after his scrap with “The Dean of Mean.”

    Now it appears nagging injuries and a brutal training camp have left Jackson — who would have competed three times in the span of five months — a little worse for the wear, and he’s now opted to settle for the title of number one contender with a guaranteed shot at the winner of Evans vs. Machida at some point in late 2009.

    “The Dragon” has been patiently waiting for a crack at the title, all the while stringing together six straight victories inside the Octagon, including his coming out party at UFC 94 where he floored Thiago Silva in the first round for his first(T)KO finish under the UFC banner.

    Like Machida, Evans has taken some heat in the past for his cautious approach. That all but went out the window after a devastating KO over former light heavyweight deity Chuck Liddell and a decisive TKO finish against ex-205 champ Forrest Griffin.

    Now pitted against one another, it will be interesting to see if they revert back to the run-and-gun approach or if someone gets the lights shut off in the first round.

    Also on the May 23 card, former UFC welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra will settle their eternal grudge match and former number one middleweight contender Yushin Okami will return to the Octagon to challenge the surging 185-pound standout Dan Miller


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  2. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    should be interesting matchup, i wonder if rashd will stay agressive vs him
     
  3. EG6

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    $100 on Machida
     
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    i was kinda pissed when i thought rampage was going to get a shot first before Machida...

    im glad this is finally happening.
     
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    regardless, i still wanna see rampage vs rashad
     
  8. roose

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    did Turbodude have some bets going if machida would get a shot or not?
     
  9. EG6

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    :werd:

    Might not be the most exciting fighter out there but he has earned this.
     
  10. THE LIOG

    THE LIOG EVVVVVVVVEERRYYOONNNNNNNE EEEEE

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    it's fucked up that something had to go wrong for machida to get the shot but now that he's got it i'm going to make serious money that night
     
  11. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    fuck yeah. great for lyoto.
     
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    About fucking time, Brazilian must be the new black.
     
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    Nice. Glad to see them give Lyoto a shot. I think Machida is going to dismantle him.
     
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    As happy as I am for Lyoto, I can't help but think this will be 5 terrible rounds of fighting. Lyoto more than likely can't finish Rashad. Rashad is going to have a hard time taking Lyoto down, and will probably be swinging at air the whole fight. Hopefully Lyoto will be able to KD him.
     
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    I agree, but I think Lyoto is going to put the hurt on Rashad. He will probably use lots of trips/sweeps if Rashad tries to get close. I do however think Rashad is the hardest test he's gonna see at 205 for a while. I'm really excited this is happening now though.
     
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    Rashad is the only guy at 205 that is fast enough to catch Lyoto.

    Should be a 5 round war!
     
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    Totally agree, if Lyoto can put away Rashad then i think he'll remain the champion for a longg time. Unless maybe Brandon Vera really gets his shit together, thatd be a great fight too imo.
     
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    This is going to be a boring fight.
     
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    Machida via same shit that happened against Thiago, only this will happen in the 3rd or 4th
     
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    Machida will pick him apart with counter shots and win the title :bowdown:
     
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    Fuuuuuuck yeah :bowdown: :bowdown:
     
  23. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    25 minutes of Lyoto making Rashad look stupid?

    I'll buy it, watch it, rewind it, watch it again, watch all the .gifs on fightreport, and enjoy ever mf'ing second of it.
     
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    FUCK YEAAAA !!!!!
     
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    Machida will finish him.
     

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