Chinzo Machida to Make Bellator Debut at Bellator 160 August 26

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by DoMeFavors, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. DoMeFavors

    DoMeFavors Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    2,278
    [​IMG]

    Lyoto Machida’s brother will finally make his Bellator debut.

    Chinzo Machida, who signed with the promotion in December of 2014, is scheduled to take on Mario Navarro in a featherweight bout in the preliminary card of Bellator 160 on Aug. 26, Bellator officials told MMA Fighting on Sunday.

    Machida (3-2), a 39-year-old featherweight from Brazil, hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision win over Dima Gerasimov at RFA 15. Prior to the victory, the karate expert stopped Brian Wood with a knee after three years away from MMA.

    Navarro (4-4), who also hasn’t competed since 2014, looks to get back to the win column following losses to Brandon Bender and Cleber Luciano. His only win under the Bellator banned was a second-round submission over Anthony Bain in 2012.

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/8/7...t=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. LiveFreeorDie

    LiveFreeorDie Gun Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2013
    Messages:
    6,031
    Likes Received:
    7,864
    Awesome! I trained for a couple years in Rio and was always told Chinzo was a bigger beast than Lyoto in the gym, but never had it fall into place in the ring/cage. I guess we will all get to see now.
     
  3. JustOnce

    JustOnce Always learning

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    7,873
    Likes Received:
    12,381
    Bellator is the GOAT org at feeding fighters they would like to win
    Like. the goat
     
  4. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    19,044
    Likes Received:
    4,140
    Location:
    NJ
    39, 3-2, hasnt fought in 26 months, that has Bellator written all over it.

    Never was really that excited about him but had he fought for Bellator when he first signed years ago it would have been somewhat interesting. Now I'm not sure many will care.

    But it cant hurt, win or lose they can throw him on a couple of cards and see how he does.
     
  5. orangecuse

    orangecuse Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    19,802
    Likes Received:
    8,165
    Yeah but AWESOME!!! Like his last name and stuff!!!! Bellator and coker!!! Yeah, way to go guys. Sick signing!!! All those prospect and solid fighter cuts all make sense now.

    I mean his Last Name!!! Wow, Huge stuff going on with Bellator. Imagine a cool last name WITH TUF experience. I imagine Coker and Co. are out there looking for that right now.
     
  6. Hotora86

    Hotora86 RIP @YOLOGOGOPLATA

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,806
    Likes Received:
    24,803
    Location:
    in a 10-10 round
  7. Gendry

    Gendry Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    214
    Does Dana White have any relatives Bellator and Coker can sign?
     
  8. mime

    mime Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    6,062
    Likes Received:
    7,936
    Location:
    Jacksonville
  9. mime

    mime Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    6,062
    Likes Received:
    7,936
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    sorry didn't see this thread, you guys can delete my thread i just made haha
     
  10. mime

    mime Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    6,062
    Likes Received:
    7,936
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    I have to say Bellator 160 is actually a bellator card that i am excited about, interesting fights on the main card and prelims
     
    Go Go Plata and AGEZ909 like this.
  11. Rogerdraven

    Rogerdraven Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Dan Henderson, 3-6 since 2012, fighting or the title when he is ranked #13, this has ufc written all over it. But awesome because he was good years ago when on PEDs! Dana white, ufc!
     
    Meathead Jock, John12 and AGEZ909 like this.
  12. leto1776

    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Messages:
    29,196
    Likes Received:
    40,032
    Location:
    The Burgh ,PA
    He was interesting 8 years ago, when his brother was still being touted as "the guy who knocked out Rich Franklin." He's 39 now. Is he desperate for money, or desperate for the glory he could have had years ago had he stayed active?
     
  13. mime

    mime Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    6,062
    Likes Received:
    7,936
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    probably the challenge, everyone needs challenges to motivate them in life
     
  14. The Reed

    The Reed Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    8,407
    Likes Received:
    3,220
    A lot of people are being pretty negative about this. Not sure why, we all know Chinzo probably isn't making his way to the title at that old age and he's really there for a showcase fight. If he gets an easy fight we get another crazy KO, if he gets a tough one then said tough opponent gets a boost with a win over his name.

    Personally I'm looking forward to it.
     
  15. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,079
    Likes Received:
    18,434
    I dont see how Machidas brother being on the prelims could bother a fan. Although I say that under the impression he isn't requiring much of a special paycheck. If i find out they are paying him an amount that required other fighters to be cut I could understand but I doubt that is the case.
     
  16. Organic Damage

    Organic Damage Vantablack belt

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2013
    Messages:
    17,088
    Likes Received:
    15,540
    Location:
    The Zone
    How long before they feed him to Hisaki Kato?
     
  17. Cptn1NSAN0

    Cptn1NSAN0 shows no mercy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    12,758
    Likes Received:
    5,061
    Location:
    High altitude
    Doesn't really bother me. Good for him for getting back in the cage.
     
  18. OrigFan255

    OrigFan255 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    5,743
    Likes Received:
    5,400
    Location:
    NYC Metro Area
    Any youthful Machida's in the stable?...... Fu*king Gracie's got enough heads to populate it's own country.
     
  19. InfinityLens

    InfinityLens Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2015
    Messages:
    5,979
    Likes Received:
    1,955
    I Really hope they put him on the main card and don't dump him on the prelims like they did Baby Slice.
     
  20. Kingz

    Kingz Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    18,384
    Likes Received:
    23,445
    Location:
    West Sacramento, CA
    I actually think he does. I remember in one of his video blogs...years ago..he went to a small show that his nephew was fighting at. Never heard anything about it again.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.