Lyoto’s older brother Chinzo Machida will be in action at Karate Combat 43

Gala edition which will mark the organization’s last event for the 2023 season, Karate Combat 43 will take place on December 15, in Las Vegas (USA). In addition to the trilogy between former UFC Anthony Pettis It is Ben Henderson In the main event, the edition will also place a member of the legendary Machida family in the fighting arena for the first time.

Chinzo Machida46 years old, will face the equally experienced North American Shannon Hudson (44 years old), in special combat with a combined weight of 70.3 kg.

Older brother of Lyoto, Chinzo currently runs the “Machida Academy” in Los Angeles, USA. In MMA, he spent time in Bellator and has a record of five wins and three losses.

“My last fight was six years ago, but since then I have continued to be active and train a lot with our professional team. With the confirmation of this fight, I have intensified my specific training. My speed and timing are always up to date.” I think it will be a good challenge. My opponent is a good kickboxer, but I will implement my karate game and emerge victorious. “he said Chinzowho was also the head coach of Lyoto during his UFC run, culminating in winning the light heavyweight title in 2009.

Regarding the expectation of practicing the Machida style in karate fighting, Chinzo was categorical. “Our style is perfect for the full contact rule. We train a lot on knees, crosses, calf kicks and others that are more restricted in sport karate. Our goal is real combat and we focus a lot about the rules of MMA. So, I think the adaptation will be natural.”he stated.

In addition to Chinzo Machida, the Karate Combat card will have two additional Brazilians. The Para Antonio Arroyo will face the Canadian Zakaria Benboutcha in heavy weight (up to 93 kg), and the São Paulo Gabriel Stankunas will measure forces against equally Canadian forces Robbie Lavoiein roosters (up to 61).

In Brazil, the event can be followed live and free on all of the organization’s social networks, as well as on Combate. Consult the channel’s programming schedule.

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