The Blueprint: Machida vs. Shogun
By Michael DiSanto
The Merriam Webster Dictionary has multiple definitions for that adjective. Maybe the simplest way to define it is with two words: Lyoto Machida.
15-0 as a professional.
7-0 in the UFC. 1-0 in title fights.
Those numbers are certainly impressive, but they pale in comparison with Machidaís most remarkable fighting accomplishment. In 17 rounds of UFC competition, the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has yet to lose a single round.
Think about that for a moment. Machida hasnít lost a single round in any of his fights. That qualifies as insane.
To put Machidaís streak of flawlessness into perspective, Anderson Silva, the sportís universally recognized pound-for-pound king, had three losses on his record through his first 15 professional fights. And while he is undefeated in the UFC, just like Machida, he has not won all 18 of his rounds of Octagon competition.