Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida Booked for MSG in June

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

A light heavyweight matchup between Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida will take place at Madison Square Garden on June 14.

Sonnen (31-16-1) is coming off of a first-round TKO loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 208 last October. Prior to his loss to Fedor, Sonnen had scored back-to-back wins over Wanderlei Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Machida (25-8) is riding a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Rafael Carvalho by split decision at Bellator 213 last December. “The Dragon” is a former UFC light heavyweight champion that holds victories over current Bellator champions Ryan Bader and Gegard Mousasi.


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