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Lyoto Machida’s Brother Makes Bid For UFC Spot

Lyoto Machida’s younger brother has his sights set on the UFC. Chinzo Machida, who is a featherweight, knows he must do the work for the UFC to take notice and not rely on his brother’s status.

“The UFC is the biggest promotion in the world, that’s where the best fighters are, but I’ll have to show what I can do to get there,” said Chinzo to MMA Fighting. “It doesn’t matter if I’m Lyoto’s brother, he did his career and I’m doing mine. I’ll have to win fights to get in the UFC, and that’s why I’m training and fighting for.”

Chinzo is 1-2 and hasn’t fought in nearly three years due to a broken hand and several delays in putting a fight together. He debuts for Resurrection Fighting (RFA) against Justin Houghton.

Houghton had four straight wins before dropping is last two. The most recent one was a decision defeat to Jeremy Czarnecki in his only Bellator outing.

RFA 10 is November 22 from the Hy-Vee Hall in Iowa. The main card can be seen on AXS TV.