"Dragon" will need another victory at heavyweight before fighting for the title
The PVT reported, on Monday, that Lyoto Machida is one of the attractions of UFC 163, which will take place on August 3 at the Arena in Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. He must face the American Phil Davis in the co-main event. "The PVT heard rumors about the fight and confirmed on Monday with sources close to the fighter," published the site.
First place ranking official UFC in 93kg category, Lyoto Machida is coming off two straight wins. In August 2012, he defeated Ryan Bader with a fulminating knockout in the second round, the fourth edition of Ultimate in partnership with FOX. Back in February this year, the "Dragon" beat veteran Dan Henderson in split decision at UFC 157.
Phil Davis, meanwhile, also won his last two fights, both before Brazilians. In October last year, the U.S. surpassed Wagner Prado, the "Cauldron", by submission in the second round at UFC 153. In April 2013, at UFC 159, he knocked Vinny Magalhaes by unanimous decision.