Lyoto Carvalho Machida (born 30 May 1978) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with Bellator MMA, fighting in the Middleweight division.
He previously fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he was the eventual UFC Light High Heavyweight Champion.
Machida started his career in mixed martial arts under the leadership of the famous professional wrestler and MMA pioneer Antonio Inoki in Japan. On 2 May 2003, Kengo Watanabe was defeated by decision in his professional debut on the New Japan Pro Wrestling card in Tokyo.
At that time, he played under the name of Lyoto, written in all the caps. Inoki was addressed as a symbolic “successor” figure for himself, as Naoya Ogawa and Kazuyuki Fujita had been in the past.
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Lyoto Machida is a mixed martial artist from the Japanese to the Brazilians with a net worth of $4 million. Lyoto Machida was born in Salvador, Brazil, in 1978, when he was just three and he had already earned his black belt at the time of his 14 years of age.