Documents Reveal UFC Paid Lyoto Machida Huge Bonus For Stoppage Victories

If former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida needed any more incentives to finish his opponents, he was given them by the promotion. Recently reported un-redacted documents used in the UFC Anti-Trust Lawsuit revealed how much former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was actually getting paid by the promotion. And now there is more information […]

The post Documents Reveal UFC Paid Lyoto Machida Huge Bonus For Stoppage Victories appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

If former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida needed any more incentives to finish his opponents, he was given them by the promotion.

Recently reported un-redacted documents used in the UFC Anti-Trust Lawsuit revealed how much former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was actually getting paid by the promotion.

And now there is more information courtesy of MMA Payout’s Jason Cruz, who revealed that Machida was given a $100,000 bonus if he could win his fights via stoppage. In addition, this particular bonus was specific to him only.

Here are the details in full (via Bloody Elbow):

…an agreement with Lyoto Machida that awards a stoppage bonus (‘Further, Zuffa shall pay Fighter a Stoppage Bonus for such Bout in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars (US $100,000), less all permissible or required deductions and withholding. For purposes of this Agreement, a Stoppage occurs if and only if Fighter is declared the winner of the Bout by Knock Out, Technical Knock Out or Submission by the applicable Athletic Commission.’).”

Machida is now with Bellator where he is 2-0 as well as a winner of his last four fights. However, his stint with the UFC certainly saw some highlight reel knockouts over the likes of Randy Couture, Rashad Evans, Mark Munoz and Vitor Belfort to name a few.

What do you think of this specifically-tailored bonus for Machida?

The post Documents Reveal UFC Paid Lyoto Machida Huge Bonus For Stoppage Victories appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

Gegard Mousasi Promises No Excuses if Machida Beats Him

It has only been a few weeks since Gegard Mousasi lost his Bellator middleweight championship to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London, and he is already ready to put the loss behind him. Though the sting of defeat lingers, there is always one thing tha…

It has only been a few weeks since Gegard Mousasi lost his Bellator middleweight championship to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London, and he is already ready to put the loss behind him. Though the sting of defeat lingers, there is always one thing that always inspires one to pick oneself up and get right […]

The post Gegard Mousasi Promises No Excuses if Machida Beats Him appeared first on MMA News.

Ryan Bader Lays Out How He’ll Defend Two Titles Consistently

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he would be defending his light heavyweight or heavyweight title next. In t…

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he would be defending his light heavyweight or heavyweight title next. In the end, Bader decided to continue being a company man when it was revealed […]

The post Ryan Bader Lays Out How He’ll Defend Two Titles Consistently appeared first on MMA News.

Vitor Belfort Invites Joe Rogan To Corner Him In Next Fight

UFC legend Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from the sport of MMA following his knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at May 2018’s UFC 224 from Rio. The defeat was Belfort’s third knockout loss in his last five fights. That number would hav…

UFC legend Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from the sport of MMA following his knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at May 2018’s UFC 224 from Rio. The defeat was Belfort’s third knockout loss in his last five fights. That number would have been four out of five, as well, had Kelvin Gastelum not popped for […]

The post Vitor Belfort Invites Joe Rogan To Corner Him In Next Fight appeared first on MMA News.

Lyoto Machida Returns Against Gegard Mousasi At Bellator 228

A rematch over five years in the making between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi will be taking place at Bellator 228 on September 28. Earlier in the day, it was announced that Bellator double champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire would be defending his featherweight title against Juan Archuleta in the first bout of a 16-man featherweight […]

The post Lyoto Machida Returns Against Gegard Mousasi At Bellator 228 appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

A rematch over five years in the making between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi will be taking place at Bellator 228 on September 28.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Bellator double champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire would be defending his featherweight title against Juan Archuleta in the first bout of a 16-man featherweight grand prix. That matchup will serve as Bellator 228’s headliner at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Now serving as the co-main event is the rematch between Machida and Mousasi, per a press release. The two renowned middleweights first met at a UFC Fight Night event back in 2014. “The Dragon” came out on top that night with a unanimous decision victory.

Machida is currently on a four-fight winning streak and is 2-0 at Bellator so far. He most recently knocked out Chael Sonnen last month in a light heavyweight bout, but will be moving back to his old weight class now.

As for Mousasi, he competed last month as well, but lost his middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr. via unanimous decision at Bellator 223. He will look to not only get revenge against Machida, but also set up a rematch with Lovato in the process.

These two fights are the only ones announced for Bellator 228 as of now, but more announcements are expected in the coming weeks.

What do you think of Bellator 228’s marquee fights?

The post Lyoto Machida Returns Against Gegard Mousasi At Bellator 228 appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

Lyoto Machida Returns Against Gegard Mousasi At Bellator 228

A rematch over five years in the making between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi will be taking place at Bellator 228 on September 28. Earlier in the day, it was announced that Bellator double champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire would be defending his featherweight title against Juan Archuleta in the first bout of a 16-man featherweight […]

The post Lyoto Machida Returns Against Gegard Mousasi At Bellator 228 appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

A rematch over five years in the making between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi will be taking place at Bellator 228 on September 28.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Bellator double champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire would be defending his featherweight title against Juan Archuleta in the first bout of a 16-man featherweight grand prix. That matchup will serve as Bellator 228’s headliner at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Now serving as the co-main event is the rematch between Machida and Mousasi, per a press release. The two renowned middleweights first met at a UFC Fight Night event back in 2014. “The Dragon” came out on top that night with a unanimous decision victory.

Machida is currently on a four-fight winning streak and is 2-0 at Bellator so far. He most recently knocked out Chael Sonnen last month in a light heavyweight bout, but will be moving back to his old weight class now.

As for Mousasi, he competed last month as well, but lost his middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr. via unanimous decision at Bellator 223. He will look to not only get revenge against Machida, but also set up a rematch with Lovato in the process.

These two fights are the only ones announced for Bellator 228 as of now, but more announcements are expected in the coming weeks.

What do you think of Bellator 228’s marquee fights?

The post Lyoto Machida Returns Against Gegard Mousasi At Bellator 228 appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.