"To become a legend, you’ve got to defeat a legend. And (Randy) Couture is one for sure. I know Lyoto (Machida) will get there one day and this bout is very important for this."-- Ed Soares talks to UOL Esporte. (translated by Fighters Only).
"It’ll be a big honour for us to match against Randy. It’s a step to be given by Lyoto to become a legend and I am sure this is going to happen."
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida (16-2) -365
Loss Quinton Jackson - Decision (Split) UFC 123
Loss Mauricio Rua - KO (Punches) UFC 113
Win Mauricio Rua - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 104
Randy "The Natural" Couture (19-10) +285
Win James Toney - Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) UFC 118
Win Mark Coleman - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC 109
Win Brandon Vera - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 105