Lyoto Machida

12/26/2018 – Lyoto Machida – Lyoto Machida Sighted in Los Angeles on December 26, 2018 – Street – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: STPR /

Birth Name: Lyoto Carvalho Machida

Place of Birth: Salvador, Brazil

Date of Birth: 30 May, 1978

*father – Japanese
*mother – Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other]

Lyoto Machida is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and karateka. He is signed with Bellator MMA, and competes in the Light heavyweight division. He has been UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and a UFC Middleweight Championship title challenger, and is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Lyoto is known for his elusive stand-up striking skills, and has an uncanny ability to avoid damage by his opponents. He is nicknamed “The Dragon.”

Lyoto is the son of Ana Claudia Carvalho and Yoshizo Machida (町田嘉三), a Shotokan Karate master, who is the highly-ranked head of the Brazilian branch of the Japan Karate Association. The names Lyoto and Machida are Japanese. His father is from Ibaraki, Japan, and moved to Brazil alone when he was 22. His mother is Brazilian, from Bahia. Among his brothers are journalist Kenzô Machida and Shotokan Karate competitor Chinzo Machida. They were raised in Belém, Pará.

Lyoto began training in Shotokan Karate at the age of three, sumo at eight, and BJJ and boxing at sixteen.

Lyoto is married to Fabyola, with whom he has two children.

Lyoto’s maternal grandfather was named Aurelino Mota de Carvalho.

Lyoto’s maternal grandmother was Yolanda Teixeira (the daughter of Manuel Teixeira and Beatriz Alvin/Alvim).


Curious about ethnicity

11 Responses

  1. Ronaldo says:

    Most of people in Brazil are portuguese descent. If you see the surnames here you will realize that most of them are Portuguese surnames. People in Brazil like to say that almost everybody here have black blood, but the correct is that most people in Brazil have Portuguese blood.

    Some people who are portuguese descent (Portuguese surname) they don’t really know that. So they say they are not portuguese descent. On the other hand, there are people who know they are portuguese descent, but they are assamed about that and, because of that shame, they lie saying they are italian descent. It is a type of inferiority complex, because Portugual nowadays is a poor country and Portuguese people have a reputation (here in Brazil) of being stupid people. What is a bullshit.

    Carvalho is Portuguese. Machida is Japanese. He is mixed like many people in Brazil. It is very common in Brazil.

    Portugueses surnames in Brazil: Silva, Sousa, Pereira, Ribeiro, Ferreira, Oliveira, Nogueira, Noronha, Braga etc.

  2. rodrigo says:

    Lyoto mother is Portugues descedend. I am from Brasil and I know. Mostly Brasilians are Portugues descended but think only to say Italian like Germany. That a shame on Brasil, but true is we are mostly Portugues from Portugal descended many years ago.

  3. Nathali says:

    carvalho(his first surname,and probably,his mother`s name)is a portuguese surname.i`m 100% sure of it.i don`t know if he has italian ancestry as well,but he surely has portuguese ancestry.

  4. Washington says:

    Yes, I am Brasilian. His mom is Portugues descended not italian. Lots of Brasilians alway like to say german and italian, but mostly they is portuguese blood. shame for them to not this this. I am mix family, but easy to see i am portuguese too. I say it anything.

  5. Rossa Pendergast says:

    His mother Ana Claudia Carvalho is of Portuguese descent, not Italian.

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