Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist, fighter, and karateka who became internationally famous after competing in various famous fighting competitions, including UFC, UFCLC, UFCMC. He holds the sixth rank in the Bellator Light Heavyweight List of Brazil.

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Biography and Early Life

Lyoto is a Brazilian who was born in Salvador. His father, Yoshizo Machida, used to be a highly ranked Karate Master of Japan Karate Association. His mother, Ana Claudia, was Portuguese and used to be a homemaker. Lyoto has spent his early years traveling in various countries like Japan, Thailand to learn new fighting techniques. He has two older brothers who are also martial artists. One of his brothers named Chinzo Machida, is a Bellator MMA Martial Artist.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lyoto Machida in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Lyoto Machida’s age is 43 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 30 May 1978. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 205lbs in Pound and 93kg in Kilograms


As Lyoto spent his early years traveling various countries, he didn’t experience much formal education. He was mostly homeschooled. However, after finishing middle school, he attended Salvador High School and graduated from there in 1996. He then traveled to various countries to learn fighting skills and attended NJPW Dojo, a Japanese wrestling institution. He also has a college graduation degree with a major in physical education. In an interview, he revealed that he completed his physical education degree so that he can understand his body better.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Lyoto is extremely private when it comes to his personal life. He never revealed whom he dated before 2003. In 2003 he made his relationship public with his longtime girlfriend, Fabiola. The couple got married the next year in 2004. They have a son and a daughter named Taiyo Machida and Kaito Machida.

He lives with his family in both Brazil and California, United States.

Is Lyoto Machida Gay?

No, Lyoto Machida isn’t gay. He has been married for more than 15 years now with his longtime girlfriend. He is also the father of two amazing children. According to his dating history, he never dated any man ever. This proves that he has a heterosexual orientation, and he is straight.

Professional Career

Lyoto debuted his martial arts career in Japan in 2003 when professional wrestler Antonio Inoki managed him. In the same year, he took part in a new Japan Pro wrestling competition. In his second fight, he defeated famous fighter Stephen Bonnar by technical knockout. In 2005, he won the UFC welterweight championship.

After taking part in the ultimate fighting championship, he defeated Sam Hoger, David Heath, and Kazuhiro Nakamura. In UFC 84 and UFC 94, he became the ultimate champion. Hidden took part in the light heavyweight Championship and defeated Thiago Silva. In UFC 113, he rematched with Rua, and he knocked it down. It was his first losing match in his MMA career, which happened in 2010.

From 2013 onwards, he started to take part in the middleweight division of UFC. He won most of the tournament matches and was awarded the fighter of the Night bonus award. In the same year, he took down C.B Dollaway in only 62 seconds. From 2014 to 2018, he played in the middleweight and won several matches. In 2021 he took part in Bellator light heavyweight world grand Prix and lost the match to Ryan Bader.


He is the winner of the UFC light heavyweight championship belt. She has been titled with the fight of the night greatly. He won the title performance of the night. In 2014, he became the fighter of the year. In the same year, he became the July fighter of the month. In 2011, he was awarded the title knockout of the year. He has been honored with the mixed martial arts Hall of fame. He owns a record of winning 11 matches straight by knockout.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lyoto Machida in 2021

Besides owning huge property in both Brazil and the United States, he owns an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2021. As a martial artist, he has been fighting for more than two decades now, and he has earned a considerable amount through his matches and sponsorship.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was dragged into controversy after posting a YouTube video about drinking his own urine. He later revealed his family tradition, which he has learned from his father, and he believes it helps keep his body system perfect.
  • He is a huge dog lover and has a pet dog of his own.
  • To learn the art of “Muay Thai,” he specially traveled to Thailand.
  • He earned his first black belt at the age of 13.
  • In 2003, he trained with Shinsuke Nakamura, who later became the WWE champion.

Lyoto Machida is an international fighting star who established his name in Brazil and the United States. Though he often gets dragged into controversy, he has a huge fan following from all over the world. His fighting style is unique, and because of his aggressiveness during matches, he is called ‘the Dragon.’


Facts of Lyoto Carvalho Machida

  • Gender Male
  • full nameLyoto Carvalho Machida
  • birthplaceSalvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Date of Birth May 30, 1978
  • Age 44 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • nationalityBrazilian
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$5 million
  • professionProfessional mixed martial artist, Karateka
  • weightIn Kilograms – 93 Kg, In Pounds – 205 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 185 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolSalvador High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Lzzy Hale

Gary Barnett