Lyoto Machida Wants To Eventually Pursue Bellator Light Heavyweight Title • MMA News
Lyoto Machida plans on shifting again as much as the 205-pound division finally.
Machida is ready to make his Bellator debut on Dec. 15. He’ll go one-on-one with former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. The bout will probably be held on the Bellator 213 card.
Lyoto Machida Isn’t Finished With Light Heavyweight Division
Machida’s rapid purpose is to get previous Carvalho so he can problem the winner of Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. for the Bellator middleweight title. Nonetheless, Machida instructed MMAJunkie.com that he’d additionally like a crack on the mild heavyweight gold:
“When I signed with Bellator, my offer was to flow between the two divisions. To fight in below, above, to take on great challenges. And I’m trying to always pursue that: challenges. And, for me, the 205-pound division is a challenge, as well. Ryan Bader has always shown himself an upstanding guy. He’s a very honorable fighter in what he does, you can see that on his behavior, and all. But, as professionals, we want to face the best. And I, for sure, also want to fight the 205-pound champion, who is Ryan Bader.”
Machida is coming off a knockout victory over Vitor Befort at UFC 224. “The Dragon” made the transfer to Bellator to meet a promise he made to the promotion’s president Scott Coker. Machida is a winner of two straight and he’ll be on the lookout for his first three-fight profitable streak since he was undefeated.
Do you suppose Lyoto Machida will obtain his purpose, or will father time show to be the deciding issue?