Shinzo Machida expects "The Dragon" to knockout Shogun RuaPosted on March 14, 2010, 07:57 AM by Anton Gurevich
Older brother of the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, Shinzo Machida, stated in an exclusive interview to Tatame.com that he expects his brother to knockout Mauricio Rua in their rematch at UFC 113. Shinzo revealed that Machida's injured hand is completely healed, and that "The Dragon" is preparing in full force to face Shogun:
"I believe in a knockout by Lyoto and that is what we will look for against Shogun. Lyoto wasn’t very satisfied with the critics and Shogun wasn’t happy with the result either. It can put both to define the fight, but we’ll only know it at the fight time. Nobody wants to let it go to the decision again.
Lyoto’s hand is completely healed now. He is training well, doing a little bit of everything besides Muay Thai and his physical preparation for the fight. We began our camp in January."
Lyoto Machida and Shogun Rua will settle the score on May 8th, in a stacked event that will be co-headlined by the grudge match between Paul "Semtex" Daley and Josh Koscheck. 16-0 Lyoto Machida is currently the only Champion, in both UFC and Strikeforce, that has an unbeaten record.