Chael Sonnen will get the chance to complete the Brazilian trifecta at Bellator 222 on June 14th.
Sonnen has submitted former UFC light heavyweight champ Shogun Rua, defeated former Pride middleweight champ Wanderlei Silva via decision, and now gets a chance to put away another elite Brazilian fighter. Enter Lyoto Machida.
Machida once wore the UFC’s light heavyweight championship until the above mentioned Rua took it from him via a nasty knockout. Lyoto was never truly the same after but he did have several moments of brilliance including a spectacular crane kick knockout of Vitor Belfort with a legendary karate bow to his unconscious opponent after. Legend.
Also on the card will be Conor McGregor pal Dillon Danis fighting Max Humphrey at a catchweight, welterweight champ Rory MacDonald taking on Neiman Gracie, and Darrion Caldwell vs Kyoji Horiguchi. You can check out the entire line-up below.
Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen
Rory MacDonald vs. Neiman Gracie
Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Dillon Danis vs. Max Humphrey
Aaron Pico vs. Adam Borics
Heather Hardy vs. Taylor Turner
Ricky Bandejas vs. Patrick Mix
Brandon Polcare vs. Brandon Medina
Phil Hawes vs. Michael Wilcox
Mike Kimbel vs. Sebastian Ruiz
Robson Gracie vs. Oscar Vera
John Beneduce vs. Kenny Rivera
Kastroit Xhema vs. Whitney Francois