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Machida KOs Bader to earn title shot

Updated: August 6, 2012, 12:04 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Brandon Vera gave Mauricio Rua all he could handle in Saturday's main event, but a mammoth upset was ultimately not in the cards.

Rua (21-6) added another victim to his resume at the UFC on Fox event, finishing Vera (12-6) with a flurry of punches at the 4:09 mark of the fourth round. It was a strong performance by the Brazilian, but not the easy walkthrough many expected and not enough to earn him a title shot in the 205-pound division.

UFC president Dana ...

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