Lyoto Machida now top contender
Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida earned a shot at regaining the title Saturday night with a second-round knockout of Ryan Bader in Los Angeles, UFC president Dana White said.
Machida will face either current 205-pound titleholder Jon Jones or Dan Henderson. Those two meet Sept. 1 at UFC 151 in Las Vegas.
White chose Machida over Mauricio Rua, who knocked out Brandon Vera in the fourth round of their UFC on Fox 4 main-event fight.
Before the event at Staples ...
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