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Machida wants piece of UFC 'Rio' pie

Like every other Brazilian fighter, Lyoto Machida wants in on the UFC's Rio cage party. Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog.com

Plenty of Brazilians have made known their desire to compete at UFC “Rio” on Aug. 27 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- the UFC’s first event in Brazil in more than a decade.

Add Lyoto Machida to the list.

The historic show will feature a middleweight title bout between longtime champion Anderson Silva and the world-ranked Yushin Okami, along with a rematch pairing former light heavyweight titleholders Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin with one another. More ยป