A lot of People on here say Machida is a horrible matchup for Chael but I honestly think that Cheal could have a lot easier time taking him on than Weidman. Machida likes to use a lot of his movement and keep range to keep the fight standing and catch people coming in so he can counter. I guy like Chael will smother him against the cage and will look for takedowns the whole fight making Machida constantly be the defender. Machida would never be allowed to do what he usually does which is circle and setup kicks and counters. It might be tough to take him down but we've seen it before and Chael definitely has the tools to get the fight on the ground if need be. The only way I see Machida winning this fight is for him to finish Chael. Weidman on the other hand in my eyes is possibly the worse possible match up for Chael in the MW division. Every strength that Chael has Weidman does better. I'd probably give chael the edge when it comes to takedowns but it's close. Obviously anything can happen in MMA but I just don't see how he would win this fight. Weidman is much larger and has the reach and boxing advantage. Chaels no slouch with his boxing but based off of what I've seen Weidman is superior in that department. It would be hard for Chael to take Weidman down and even if he got there he'd most likely get subbed in a heartbeat. I just don't see how Chael wins this fight.