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Unsure of next fight, Lyoto Machida considers weight class options, eyes Bellator gold

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Lyoto Machida def. Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222: Best photos

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While Lyoto Machida isn’t certain which weight class he’ll be competing at in his next bout, “The Dragon” has …read more

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Chael Sonnen proclaims himself ‘best drug cheat’ of his era

Last weekend, after a stoppage loss to former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, MMA star Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from the sport.
Sonnen retires with an impressive resume. He …read more

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Posted on June 18, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Video: Behind the scenes with Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

Look behind the scenes of Chael Sonnen’s fight with Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 and the subsequent retirement of “The American Gangster.”
In the above clip, Sonnen gets a special gift …read more

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Tito Ortiz Thanks Lyoto Machida For Stopping Chael Sonnen

Tito Ortiz isn’t shedding tears over Chael Sonnen’s retirement. This past Friday night (June 14), Sonnen shared the cage with Lyoto Machida. The light heavyweight scrap served as Bellator 222’s …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier hints that Stipe Miocic rematch may be his final fight

Over the weekend, Chael Sonnen retired from MMA after getting stopped by Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. It was the latest in a run of high-profile retirements from the sport …read more

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WATCH: Lyoto Machida retires Chael Sonnen with flying knee KO (Full Fight Video)


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Lyoto Machida picked up his second win in Bellator MMA on Friday night while simultaneously retiring former title contender Chael Sonnen with a pair of vicious flying …read more

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VIDEO | Chael Sonnen tears up when asked what he’d tell late father at career’s end

On Friday night, after being stopped by Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator 222, Chael Sonnen decided to up to hang up the gloves.
Sonnen had a legendary career …read more

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Lyoto Machida eyes Ryan Bader, Gegard Mousasi after win over Chael Sonnen

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida has options.
After brutalizing three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen at Friday’s Bellator 222, “The Dragon” could very well be in line for a title …read more

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Tito Ortiz pokes fun at Chael Sonnen following knockout loss to Lyoto Machida

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen retired from fighting yesterday evening following his loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 and Tito Ortiz couldn’t be happier.
At least so it would …read more

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Bellator 222 Recap: Rory MacDonald Defends & Machida Lands Vicious Knee to Sonnen

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MMAWeekly: The Low Down’s Jake Hattan recaps Bellator 222 including Lyoto Machida’s vicious knockout of Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald defending his welterweight title and handing Neiman …read more

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Lyoto Machida found no added satisfaction in retiring Chael Sonnen

Lyoto Machida was thrilled to defeat Chael Sonnen at yesterday’s Bellator 222 event, but he found no additional satisfaction in retiring the ‘legend’.
Machida was able to drop Sonnen with a …read more

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Chael Sonnen explains his decision to retire from MMA

Following his stoppage loss to Lyoto Machida last night, fan favorite Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Machida was able to catch Sonnen with a pair of flying …read more

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Chael Sonnen Explains His Decision To Retire Following Bellator 222

Chael Sonnen made his mark in the sport of mixed martial arts, but now he’s stepping away from competition. Last night (June 14), Sonnen took on Lyoto Machida in the …read more

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With his second retirement from MMA, Chael Sonnen leaves behind a legacy of success despite failure

On Friday night, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the illustrious career of Chael Sonnen came to an end, when Lyoto Machida finished him with a flying knee …read more

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Chael Sonnen talks retirement after Bellator 222: ‘I fired my last bullet’

The MMA world saw one of its most exuberant and enduring personalities walk away on Friday night.
Moments after a second-round TKO loss to Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of …read more

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Lyoto Machida takes no joy in retiring 'legend' Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida appears to have a knack for retiring opponents. Chael Sonnen’s announcement after Bellator 222 marked the third time someone has walked away from the sport …read more

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Chael Sonnen issues hilarious comment following loss to Lyoto Machida

Chael Sonnen squared off with Lyoto Machida in a light heavyweight contest at last night’s Bellator 222 event in New York.
Sonnen returned to action for the first time since Bellator …read more

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Bellator 222 in Tweets: Pros react to Rory MacDonald’s title defense, Lyoto Machida’s win over Chael Sonnen

Rory MacDonald silenced the critics while retaining his Bellator welterweight title on Friday night.
The Canadian fighter outpointed jiu-jitsu phenom Neiman Gracie in the main event of Bellator 222, which …read more

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Rory MacDonald defeats Neiman Gracie and Lyoto Machida retires Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

The Bellator MMA cage was in New York City on Friday where Madison Square Garden played host to Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie. The 18-fight card featured two title …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Lyoto Machida brutalizes Chael Sonnen with knees and punches

NEW YORK – On Friday night, two MMA legends finally exchanged blows inside the cage. A matchup years in the making, Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen finally crossed paths, with …read more

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Bellator 222 | Pros react to Lyoto Machida KO, Chael Sonnen retiring

A light heavyweight scrap between former UFC standouts Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen served as the co-headliner of tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York.
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Sonnen retires from MMA after loss to Machida

Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from MMA on Friday night after he suffered a brutal second-round TKO loss to former UFC champion Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. …read more

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Video! Chael Sonnen Announces Retirement After Bellator 222 Loss

After suffering a TKO loss to Lyoto Machida last night (Fri., June 14, 2019) in Bellator 222’s co-main event, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from mixed …read more

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Chael Sonnen retires from MMA after Bellator 222 loss: 'I had a good run'

NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen has decided to retire from MMA following his loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222.
After a more than 22-year career, Sonnen (30-17-1 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Lyoto Machida sends Chael Sonnen into retirement after TKO loss

Lyoto Machida needed a pair of flying knees to finally finish Chael Sonnen by TKO in the second round at Bellator 222 and following the fight, the 42-year old veteran …read more

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Bellator 222 Highlights! Machida Finishes Chael After Two Flying Knees

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida turned back the clock for a memorable finish last night (Fri., June 14, 2019) at Bellator 222 live on DAZN from inside Madison Square Garden …read more

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Bellator 222 results: Machida TKO’s Sonnen into retirement

Check out the results and highlights from the Bellator 222 main card, where Lyoto Machida stopped Chael Sonnen in the co-main event. The Bellator 222 card is in-progress and the …read more

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Bellator 222 Results: Lyoto Machida stops Chael Sonnen with a flying knee (Video)

A light heavyweight bout between fan favorites Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen served as the co-headliner of tonight’s Bellator 222 event in New York City.
Chael Sonnen was last seen in …read more

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Sonnen: I'll Be A Failure If I Don't Win Bellator Title

Chael Sonnen will collide with former UFC champion Lyoto Machida later tonight (Fri., Jun 14, 2019) at Bellator 222 live on DAZN from inside Madison Square Garden in New York …read more

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Chael Sonnen will either be a champion or a failure

Chael Sonnen steps into the cage at Bellator 222 at 42 years of age to face Lyoto Machida. But why? Why at an age that is considered beyond the prime …read more

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Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie main card preview

Here’s the breakdown for Saturday’s Bellator 222 main card, including Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida in the co-main event. A fully loaded Bellator 222 card kicks off tonight from …read more

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Sonnen: I win a title, or ‘I will be a failure’

Chael Sonnen is looking at a harsh reality in his career, as he enters his 48th professional fight this weekend against Lyoto Machida. MMA veteran Chael Sonnen may be …read more

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Lyoto Machida says he feels 'more free' as a member of Bellator roster

NEW YORK – Lyoto Machida has been a member of the Bellator roster for only a short time, yet he’s already feeling right at home.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion …read more

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Chael Sonnen says he ‘will be a failure’ if he doesn’t win a title

In the co-main event of Bellator 222, Chael Sonnen will take on Lyoto Machida at light heavyweight. There, it is expected the winner of that fight will take on Ryan …read more

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Ryan Bader Responds To Chael Sonnen’s Comments That He Needs To Beg Him To Fight

Chael Sonnen is set to take on Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222 in what is expected to be the number one contender fight. And, speaking at media day, Sonnen made …read more

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Ryan Bader: Chael Sonnen can't earn title shot 'so he runs his mouth to bait me'

If Chael Sonnen wanted Ryan Bader’s attention, then mission accomplished.
Sonnen (30-16-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA), who meets Lyoto Machida (25-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) on Friday at Bellator 222, had some bold …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Ryan Bader Sucks, He Can’t Draw

Chael Sonnen has changed his tune on Ryan Bader. Sonnen is set to take on Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator 222. The bout will take place inside …read more

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VIDEO: Chael Sonnen unsure if he’d give Ryan Bader ‘opportunity’ to fight him if victorious at Bellator 222

NEW YORK CITY – Chael Sonnen discusses his upcoming bout with Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222, why the fight with Machida feels personal, why he doesn’t feel light heavyweight champ …read more

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Chael Sonnen: Champ Ryan Bader must 'beg me to be the No. 1 contender' after Bellator 222

NEW YORK – Chael Sonnen has some strong feelings about Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, who Sonnen expects to be next in line should he beat Lyoto Machida at …read more

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Bellator 222 | Pro fighters make their picks for Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida

Bellator returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City with the stacked Bellator 222 card this weekend. The card sees two titles on the line and an intriguing light …read more

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Lyoto Machida Surprised By Lack Of Trash Talk From Chael Sonnen Ahead Of Bellator 222

This Friday, two MMA veterans will face off at the world-famous Madison Square Garden as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida takes on Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222. …read more

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Lyoto Machida admits missing Chael Sonnen's trash talk ahead of Bellator 222 clash

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is all set to return to the Bellator cage at Madison Square Garden this weekend, but he admitted noticing that something was missing …read more

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Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Lyoto Machida, Jessica Eye, Eric Nicksick, Sean O'Connell

MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with guests Lyoto Machida, Jessica Eye, Eric Nicksick and Sean O’Connell.
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Bellator 222 headliner changed from Lyoto Machida vs Chael Sonnen to Rory MacDonald vs Neiman Gracie welterweight title bout

On June 14, Bellator MMA heads back to Madison Square Garden for their second visit with Bellator 222 and it could very be argued as the promotion’s best card ever …read more

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Bellator free fight: Check out Chael Sonnen's win over Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen has a big fight coming up with Lyoto Machida at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
But Bellator 222’s co-feature fight won’t mark the first time “The Bad Guy” has …read more

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Bellator 222 Now Headlined By MacDonald vs. Gracie, Not Sonnen vs. Machida

Bellator MMA returns to Madison Square Garden on Friday, June 14 for Bellator 222. Originally, in the main event, Chael Sonnen was set to take on Lyoto Machida, however, according …read more

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Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie – not Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen – is Bellator 222's main event

The bulk of the hype leading into Bellator’s return to New York’s Madison Square Garden has been geared towards the matchup between former UFC light heavyweight championLyoto Machida and longtime …read more

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Lyoto Machida Looking to Challenge for Two Bellator Championships

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida carries lofty goals as he prepares to make his second Bellator MMA entrance on June 14. …read more

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Lyoto Machida explains decision to fight Chael Sonnen, details lofty goals in Bellator

Lyoto Machida will return to the cage on June 14 where he will square off with Chael Sonnen in the headliner of Bellator 222.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion, Machida …read more

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Lyoto Machida hoping to become champ-champ In Bellator: ‘That’s the goal’

NEW YORK — Lyoto Machida speaks about his upcoming Bellator 222 fight with Chael Sonnen, possibly fighting for the title at both middleweight and light heavyweight, sumo wrestling, and much …read more

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