Lyoto Machida mixing it up with Ryan Bader in August

Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will look to get back on the winning track in late summer when he faces hard-hitting wrestler Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 4. Machida started his career out with a 16-0 mark but has lost three of his last four fights while Bader has come out with his hand raised in two straight.

Their August 4 bout has been confirmed by UFC officials.

Despite his recent struggles, Machida’s 17-3 record is still impressive and includes wins over a number of stand-out scrappers such as Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, and Mauricio Rua. The 33-year old’s last outing came in December when he was beaten by Jon Jones after starting the fight out strong.

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Bader’s back-to-back wins came against Jason Brilz and most recently Quinton Jackson. He is 14-2 in his career with nine stoppages including six by way of TKO.

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