For the first time in his illustrious combat career, Lyoto Machida will enter a mixed martial arts contest as a middleweight, taking on Mark Munoz in the main event of today's (Sat., Oct. 26, 2013) UFC Fight Night 30 event from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, on Fox Sports 2.
It's an intriguing bout if only because "The Dragon" looks far more fit and trim at 185-pounds. He's jumping right into the deep end too, squaring off against a man who has won five of his last six bouts with the only defeat coming at the hands of the current division champion.
So, really, this could conceivably end up being a top contender bout, assuming the right chips fall in all the right places.
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See you then!
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