Bellator: Lyoto Machida expects a title shot over Ryan Bader or Gegard Mousasi after a win over Chael Sonnen

- Advertisement -

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and MMA legend Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida busted on in the Bellator middleweight scene with a huge victory over former Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho.

Machida is now slated to welcome another notable name, former UFC two-time title challenger Chael Sonnen. This time however at a division above at light heavyweight. However that comes with a condition, a shot at the middleweight or light heavyweight title if he gets passed through ‘The Bad Guy’.

”When I signed with Bellator, I told them I wanted to fight at both weight classes, 185 and 205,” Machida told MMA Fighting. “I wanted to stay active and fight at least three times a year.”

“I want the belt,” he continued. “I really believe I can put on great fights in both weight classes. I feel great in this division, but it’s about preparation. If I’m going to fight Mousasi, I have to cut weight, so it’s a different preparation to feel good on fight night, and to fight Ryan Bader at 205 it’s a different dynamic, like I’m doing now to fight Chael Sonnen. I want to fight both of them.”

Machida will take on Sonnen at the Madison Square Garden, New York on June 14.

Read also:

UFC: Anthony Pettis breaks down UFC 236 interim title fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier


If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Exit mobile version