Machida excpects title shot after Rockhold!
UFC on FOX 15 that will take place April 18 will be headlined by Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida who are to fight in middleweight category. However, another interesting match at this event will also be the one between Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero.
Lyoto Machida (22-5) will enter this match after victory over C. B. Dollaway while Luke Rockhold scored three consecutive victories via stoppages. Rockhold successfully defeated Costat Philippou, Tim Boetsch and Michael Bisping. Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero will also fight at the event while the winner is probably to get the title shot.
Machida is aware of what this match means.
"I think this is a good fight for me. He has a good striking, but I'm ready. If the fight goes to the ground, I will also be ready for everything he does, and I will try to surprise him as well. He's a top 5, he's been doing great in his fights and his ground game is really good, but I can go to the ground with him and do well. His ground game doesn't scare me at all. Every fight is different. I don’t look much to the past, I just see how he is today. It’s hard to say. I can see holes in his game. I haven’t studied his fights yet, but from what I already watched before, his fights in the UFC and Strikeforce, it’s a tough fight, but I’m confident. He’s a complete fighter," said Machida to MMAFighting.com.