UFC wants Machida vs Vitor in Brazil - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
GDPofDRB's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,212
UFC wants Machida vs Vitor in Brazil


Translated - Duel between Brazilian is being internally considered and could be the main event of November 9, in Goiania. Weight needs to be discussed.

A spectacular fight between two of the biggest names in MMA in Brazil entered the UFC's plans in recent days and is being greatly entertained internally. The desire of the organization is to score Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida for the end of the year in Brazilian soil, as Combate.com found with sources close to the Ultimate. If confirmed, it is likely that the duel is the main attraction of the event that has already been agreed for November 9, in Goiânia Arena, the capital of Goiás The weight class - the middleweight (84kg), medium heavyweight (93kg) or a combined weight - yet to be discussed.

The report came in contact with both sides. The team Belfort said he has not been contacted about the possibility and chose not to comment for now. Lyoto said he had not been officially contacted. On the other hand, said that the Dragon is professional and assured that he would accept the fight against compatriot at any weight.
The initial idea of ​​Ultimate is that combat is the middleweight division. It would be the first time Machida, who has always been a heavyweight, 84kg in weight. He has said he intends to lower division in the future and was willing to move between the two weights for now. Victor, meanwhile, said recently it is waiting for the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva fight and only accepts before that if the category of medium-heavy or a combined weight.

The main objective of the UFC with the possible appointment of Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida is an event in Brazil again be absolute sales success of pay per view and especially for tickets. The organization was concerned with many tickets left over in "4 UFC Rio: Aldo x Korean Zombie" and the low sales for "UFC: Glover Teixeira x Ryan Bader," scheduled for September 4, at the gym Mineirinho in Belo Horizonte. Undoubtedly, a confrontation between two names and the size of Vitor Lyoto attract much attention from both the media and the public and would be a success in that sense.
That was out of nowhere, still would rather the order go Wanderlei, Mousasi, Hendo, Shogun or Rogerio for a fight with Vitor, but Machida ain't bad either.

I like MMA less because of this forum
GDPofDRB is offline  
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:11 PM
No_Mercy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12,742
I've often wondered about this and with Vitor against Shogun.

I think at this point unless Vitor makes a miscalculated move he probably will take this fight. Machida is fighting similar to how he first did in route to the UFC. I'm sure because he knows he has a lot on the line; namely the title contendership. It's too bad cuz he was already offered the rematch. This is one possibilty that happens when you turn it down. He should have beat Phil Davis then he would not be in this predicament. If he loses to Vitor they'll prolly recommend him to drop to MW.

Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.

Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.

Last edited by No_Mercy; 08-13-2013 at 12:18 PM.
No_Mercy is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:16 PM
SM33's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,130
I think Vitor knocks Lyoto out.

SM33 is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:26 PM
-DayDay Knucks-
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 20,824
Blog Entries: 13
I would be so torn in this fight.

Sent from Verticalsports.com App

-Always Supporting-
Dustin Poirier - Michelle Waterson - Frankie Edgar - Diaz Bro's - Claudia Gadelha - Demian Maia - Jessica Eye

-Old Favorites-
Miesha Tate - Urijah Faber - Chuck Liddell - Georges St. Pierre
HitOrGetHit is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:40 PM
Super Heavyweight
joshua7789's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
Vitor by SD, while Machida still can't understand out why his "bicycle style Karate" doesn't win him close fights.
joshua7789 is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:50 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9,844
I don't understand it these days. We have Vitor who thinks he is the #1 contender...and really is at 185. Yet he doesn't want 185 fights. Now we want to pair him off with a guy coming off a loss. Now we want to put Machida in a main event to "carry the card" when he puts on crappy fights and leaves people disappointed.

I'm just not that thrilled with any Machida match. And this fight makes little to no sense anyway.

Match-making really isn't this hard. But Joe Silva and the UFC make it look like rocket science.
jonnyg4508 is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:52 PM
MMA Fanatic
SaCkaveli20's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 38
Sooo...Vitor never fights outside of Brazil again or what?
SaCkaveli20 is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 12:56 PM
Asian MMA is dead
Stun Gun's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,817
Machida works Vitor. Vitor fight in th states

Sig Credit - El Bresko
Stun Gun is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 02:18 PM
John8204's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 9,340
Really people are unhappy about Machida dropping down into what is virtually a number one contenders fight.

Personally I want to see Machida/Weidman for the title I think that's likely the number one possible title defense for Weidman
John8204 is online now  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Sambo de Amigo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Land of Truth
Posts: 2,311
Vitor the cheat is again fighting outside the US.

I hope Machida trolls him for 3 rounds and gets a boring UD

Bisping Fan extraordinaire

Velasquez will be back

Sambo de Amigo is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome