|Celebrated Name:||Lyoto Machida|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Lyoto Carvalho Machida|
|Age:||45 years old|
|Birth Date:||30 May 1978|
|Birth Place:||Salvador, Bahia, Brazil|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Fabyola Machida|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Kaito and Taiyo)|
|Is Lyoto Machida Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Mixed martial artist|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
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Early Life & Biography
Lyoto Carvalho Machida, the famous and aggressive mixed martial artist, was born on the 30th of May 1978 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to Yoshizo Machida and Ana Claudia. Yoshizo was a great and highly ranked Japanese master at the Japanese Karate Association branch in Brazil. The American based artist started embracing his passion for karate as early as the age of 3. Lyoto being the son of a resectable karate master, realized his potential in karate when he earned his first black belt at the age of 13.
He began training boxing at the age of 16. At that early age, Lyoto had already started earning awards and trophies to his name. He won several amateur karate tournaments such as the 2001 Pan American Karate Tournament. More passionate about karate, Lyoto went to Thailand to study Thai Boxing (Muay Thai). He also went to Japan to study Grappling.
Machida, the aggressive mixed martial artist, is a married man. Many would want to know his marital status. Machida married Fabiola in 2004. Machida and Faybola have two sons, Kaito and Taiyo. The American based artist and his family live a private life away from the media.
However, he has siblings who known by the public, and if you maynot have come across their names, here they are; Francisco, Chinzo, Take, and Kenzo. Machida has a record of fighting against his older brother, Chinzo in a karate match. Chinzo, an MMA fighter lost to his brother unfortunately with a remarkable scar on his face.
Lyoto`s other brother, Kenzo, is also a public figure in Brazil, he is actually a Television Journalist at National Television in Brazil.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 30 May 1978, Lyoto Machida is 45 years old as of today’s date 5th December 2023. His height 1.85m tall, and his weight is 84kg.
Lyoto Machida`s began as a professional mixed martial artist while in Japan. He worked under the legendry wrestler and the pioneer of MMA, Antonio Inoki.
Machida`s success began on the 31st of December 2003 when he participated in the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 where he fought Rich Franklin (future UFC Middleweight Champion). He, fortunately, defeated Rich during the second round. The victory ushered him to fighting against K-1 kickboxers such as Sam Greco and Michael McDonald and Sam Greco whom he defeated successfully under the MMA rules.
Machida made a triumphant entry into the Ultimate Fighting Championship during the UFC 70 when he beat the undefeated David Heath. He tackled Kazuhiro Nakamura next and won. Machida continued his winning run as he defeated Rameau Thierry Sokodjou at the UFC 79.
Machida was up against former Light Heavy Champion Tito Ortiz during the UFC 84. The tight fight went on with great competition. The Judges ruled in favor of Machida. The win was narrow (30 – 27), but Machida won anyway.
Machida was challenged by the UFC president Dana White that he might receive a title of honor in case he beats the Brazilian fighter, Thiago Silva. Machida made the first win by beating Thiago in the first round of the match. In return, he won his very first `Knockout of the Night` bonus award. Machida won another ward just like the previous one at the UFC 98 when he beat Rashad Evans and earned a bonus of $ 60,000.
Machida was up aginst Mauricio Rua at the UFC 104. Machida won narrowly, but the reporters and writers claimed that the results were unfair as they thought Rua was more aggressive and deserved to win. Following the controversy, a rematch was done in Canada on the 8th of May 2010. This was the first loss for Machida in his MMA career as he was knocked out by Rua during the first round thus ending Machida`s long run of triumph. Rua was the new Light Heavyweight Champion.
Machida made a terrific comeback when he knocked down Randy Couture at the UFC 129 with a famous crane kick.
Machida has however been through some controversies. In 2016 he detected to have used some substance that had been banned. He, however, admitted to having used the substance and was pulled out of a fight against Dan Henderson and as a result suspended from fighting for 18 months.
Machida currently works with Bellator MMA which signed him in 2018.
Awards & Achievements
Machida has one of the unique styles of the fight which makes him outstanding and hence has won 29 times as a Mixed Martial Artist. He has lost only nine times and hence a legend of his time.
Machida has made outstanding knockouts that add up to his many wins. He has made 11 unique knockouts include the famous crane kick against Randy Couture. He has also won several Knockout of the Night Award bonuses.
Net Worth & Salary of Lyoto Machida in 2023
As of December 2023, Machida has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He majorly generates his income from the Mixed Martial Art career. Much about his personal assets are not yet revealed.
Lyoto Machida is a fighter to admire as he has a unique fighting style that is amazing to watch and admire. He is, therefore, an inspiration to many upcoming MMA artists.