Before They Were UFC 140 Headliners – Lyoto Machida Edition [Video]

After seeing Jon Jones’s early work earlier this afternoon, it’s time to take a look at his opponent at this weekend’s UFC 140: Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.

Machida would make his MMA debut at New Japan Pro Wrestling: Ultimate Crush on May 2, 2003 against Kengo Watanabe.

It’s interesting to see his progression in his very next fight, which he stopped TUF contestant Stephan Bonnar by Cut at Jungle Fight 1 on September 13, 2003.

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