Ariel  Machado
Current Rank
#1 Light Heavyweight
184 CM / 6'0"
94.6 KG / 209 LBS
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Fighter Stats

Glory Record 3-3-0 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:07 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 2:2 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 8.48 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 8.89 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential -0.41 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 43.61% Proportion of Strikes Landed

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Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Artem Vakhitov Glory 47: Lyon
Oct 28 2017
Decision - Unanimous
Win Danyo Ilunga Glory 38: Chicago
Feb 24 2017
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Zinedine Hameur-Lain Glory 38: Chicago
Feb 24 2017
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Loss Yousri Belgaroui Glory 34: Denver
Oct 21 2016
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Loss Zinedine Hameur-Lain Glory 32: Virginia
Jul 22 2016
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Win Pavel Zhuravlev Glory 32: Virginia
Jul 22 2016
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

Twitter Ariel  Machado

3-3-0 (1 KO) Brazil

Like many other top-level Brazilian fighters, Ariel Machado comes from the city of Curitiba. This southern city of Brazil has been both a Petri-dish and conveyor belt for elite fighting talent over the years. Among the fighters it has produced are Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, Murilo 'Ninja' Rua and Jose 'Pele' Landi-Jons, as well as multi-award winning MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro.

Many of Brazil's are from its notoriously impoverished favela slums but a good number, including Machado, are also from the middle classes; Brazil is a country which breeds a fighting spirit at all social levels. In Machado's case, he became involved in Muay Thai at the age of 14 because he was an athletic and energetic youngster who “always liked contact sports” and wanted to try his hand at a hard challenge.

His family were supportive, particularly his father, and he soon found success. He quickly found his way to local success and from there to the national level, where he began winning titles and national championships. To date he has won championships at state and national level, as well as in regional (South America) tournaments. He also won the GLORY 38 CHICAGO Light-Heavyweight Contender Tournament via a decision over Danyo Ilunga and a stoppage of Zinedine Hameur-Lain.