Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero will headline UFC Fight Night 70 at the Seimonle Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This middleweight bout will air on television on Fox Sports 1.
Machida has a -170 line to win this bout. Romero is listed at +140 in the betting odds. Additional bets on how the bout will end and how long it will last are also expected to be revealed as the bout gets closer to its June 27 date.
A Look At Machida
Lyoto Machida has a 22-6 record. The Dragon competed against Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title last year but lost in a unanimous decision. His last bout was in April when he lost by submission to Luke Rockhold.
Machida was a former light heavyweight champion who moved on to the middleweight division a few years ago. He has a 3-2 record in this division. His fighting style places a strong emphasis on Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Shotokan karate.
A Peek At Romero
Yoel Romero is not as experienced by Machida as he has a 9-1 record with eight knockouts. The Solider of God has won his last five fights. His most recent win came in September with a third-round knockout against Tim Kennedy at UFC 178.
Romero uses a wrestling style for most of his events. He is also experienced in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is an experienced competitive wrestler who has competed for Cuba in many major events. He won a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics in freestyle wrestling under the 85 kg bracket. He also has five gold medals in the Pan American Championships while in the 85 kg range. He last competed in a world championship in 2005 as he has spent much of his time focusing on MMA competitions.
The potential for this to be a big matchup at UFC Fight Night 70 will be something to watch for. These two competitors have been known for being very strong and versatile. These are two fighters that will make for quite a close matchup.